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ClotCare Honored with Humanitarian Award from CHEST Foundation
Marie B. Walker
ClotCare is delighted to announce that it has been selected to receive one of four Humanitarian Project Development Grants provided by the CHEST Foundation. The Humanitarian Award was granted in recognition of the beneficial volunteer work Henry I. Bussey, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA has done with ClotCare over the past eight years. According to the award’s critera, "[s]elected projects must show a clear impact on their community and have the potential for long-term sustainability and replicability."
The award, which Bussey describes as a "great honor," is accompanied by a $25,000 grant provided to ClotCare over two years. "This funding," explained Bussey, "could not have come at a better time." According to Bussey, "ClotCare has continued to grow by about 40% per year, but it has become increasingly difficult to rely on industry-sponsored educational grants." ClotCare, which recently announced that it has become a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, relies on tax-deductible contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses to keep this valuable resource running.
Those interested in supporting ClotCare with a tax-deductible contribution may do so online at www.clotcare.com or by mail to:
19260 Stone Oak Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78258
Unless otherwise requested, contributions will be recognized on the ClotCare website and may be made in honor of or in memory of a friend or loved one.
ClotCare Online Resource was started in 2000 with the mission of helping others improve lives by providing both patients and healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information and expert insight on optimal use of antithrombotic and anticoagulant therapy. In achieving this end, ClotCare seeks to be the premier source to which patients and clinicians turn to get information on these therapies used to prevent and/or treat unwanted blood clots that cause heart attacks, strokes, and other potentially catastrophic events.
ClotCare has an editorial board of 19 of the leading experts in the field of anticoagulation and antithrombotic therapy who contribute to the ever-growing ClotCare information database and who are available to respond to questions from clinicians, patients, and caregivers. ClotCare’s activities and services include:
timely summaries and reviews of practice-changing studies
patient education materials on key subjects relating to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of blood clots and related conditions
periodic updates to listserv members regarding new information in this medical field
answers to questions submitted via email by patients, healthcare providers, and caregivers
a registry of interactions between anticoagulants and herbal products
information on continuing education and anticoagulation training programs
ClotCare currently serves more than 200,000 hits per month on the website, responds to thousands of inquiries from patients and healthcare providers each year, sends information alerts monthly to a listserv of more than 3,000 subscribers, and works with other non-profit and community organizations to promote awareness and to educate the public and medical community on issues relating to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of blood clots and related conditions.
About the CHEST Foundation
From the website of the CHEST Foundation (www.chestfoundation.org):
The CHEST Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians, a 16,000-member, international medical specialty society. Always action-oriented, The CHEST Foundation blends specialty medicine, public health, and a commitment to serve those in need.
Partnering with ACCP members, their patients, and the public, The CHEST Foundation is able to offer prevention and education programs and resources in cardiopulmonary and critical care medicine. By forming strategic relationships with public and private sector organizations around the world, The CHEST Foundation can make an impact on world health one community at a time.
These important initiatives emanate from The CHEST Foundation's mission: "To provide resources to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest." The charitable endeavors of The CHEST Foundation demonstrate how ACCP staff, working together with volunteer leadership and strategic partners, can translate a vision into reality and promote healthier lives in the process.
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ClotCare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization generously supported by your tax-deductible donations and grants from our industry supporters.
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