Awareness

Be Aware. Save Lives.

Know About Blood Clots.

Thrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein. A clot in the vein (usually in the leg or pelvis) is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a clot that breaks off and travels to the lungs is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE make up venous thromboembolism (VTE). Venous thromboembolism is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In Europe and the U.S., it claims more lives than AIDS, Breast and prostate cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.

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WANT TO BE INFORMED?

See the latest Irish and world statistics on blood clots.

Hospital

HEADING TO THE HOSPITAL?

Being in the hospital increases your risk of developing a blood clot.

Airplane

HEADING ON A LONG JOURNEY?

Long flights increase the risk of blood clot. Keep your blood flowing.

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WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK?

Being in the hospital increases your risk of developing a blood clot.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Risks

Am I at risk?

Blood clots can be very serious. Ask for a VIE risk assessment. It may just save your life.

Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms

There are a range of signs & symptoms that you should be aware of.

Help

How can I help myself?

Drink plenty of water, increase your mobility and stay educated on blood clots.

PERSONAL STORIES

LEARN MORE

KNOW THROMBOSIS

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)

PULMONARY EMBOLISM (PE)

VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE)

RISK FACTORS

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

KEY TERMS