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ClotCare is a member of the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT Coalition)  ClotCare is a member organization of the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis. Click here to learn more about the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and DVT Awareness Month, which is held each March.

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Awareness Month
DVT Awareness by Design

Click here to read about this year's DVT Awareness Month Activities

AMS Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital show their DVT Awareness socks

Marie B. Walker
March, 2009

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month! Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month is a multi-faceted campaign aimed at raising awareness among consumers, healthcare professionals and policy-makers about DVT and PE on a national and local level. Click here to learn more about Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month.

Below you will find information on activities going on across America in support of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) awareness. If you are hosting or know of a DVT Awareness activity that is not listed, please let me know and I will add it. You can contact me directly with your DVT Awareness activities at webmaster@clotcare.org

3/5/09 NATT Stop the Clot Forum in Greensboro, NC
March-May DVT Awareness & Screening RV Tour
All Month DVT Awareness by Design - Show us Your Socks!
All Month Tell a Friend About DVT
All Month Post DVT Awareness Month Fliers
All Month Share DVT Awareness Month Handouts
All Month DVT Risk Assessment
All Month View & Share the DVT Awareness Month public service announcement videos
All Month More DVT Awareness Ideas - Share Your DVT Awareness Ideas

NATT Stop the Clot Forum

When: Thursday, March 5, 2009, 6 PM - 9 PM

Where:
Greensboro, NC

Register online at Stop the Clot ® Forum or by telephone at 336-832-8025, asking for Stop the Clot, event #26157.

Event sponsored by the National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia (NATT) in NC with registration and CEU support from the Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC).


DVT Awareness by Design - Show us Your Socks!

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is inviting individuals across the country to participate in DVT Awareness by Design.

DVT Awareness by Design is a visual way for people to show their support and increase awareness for DVT. We hope that by designing a sock and wearing it proudly during DVT Awareness Month in March, you will serve as an ambassador in your community to educate colleagues, patients, friends and family about DVT care and treatment.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month: DVT Awareness by Design Socks

DVT Awareness by Design goes beyond building awareness of signs and symptoms by actively empowering healthcare communities and individuals to show their support through designing and personalizing their own socks, to showcase what DVT means to them. Together, we can provide meaningful education and information that is both engaging and effective in raising awareness for a condition that affects up to three million Americans annually.

You can request a DVT Awareness by Design Sock Kit from the DVT Coalition at https://www.preventdvt.org/bydesign/forms/kit.aspx.

Check out our photo album of clever DVT awareness sock designs. If you would like to be added to our photo album, you may send your pictures to webmaster@clotcare.org. If you email us your picture, you are also welcome to include a suggested caption.


Tell a Friend About Deep Vein Thrombosis

You can help spread awareness of deep vein thrombosis by sending an email to your friends and colleagues. We have created an email form to help you spread the word. Click here to complete the email form to start spreading the word about deep vein thrombosis.


Post Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Fliers

We invite you to help spread awareness by posting fliers about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month in your clinics and communities. Please only post these fliers in places where you have permission or authority to do so. The flier includes important facts about DVT and ClotCare's Web address so that interested individuals know where to get more information. Click here to download the flier. Note that the flier is a pdf document. If you have any trouble with the download, please let me know at webmaster@clotcare.com.


Share Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Handouts

Click here to download a handout with key facts about deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. You can certainly post this handout as a flier, but it has both a front and a back, so it can serve as a handout, too.

DVT & PE Facts Handout


DVT Risk Assessment Tool

Click here to download the DVT risk assessment tool provided by the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis. You can complete the DVT risk assessment and share the results with your healthcare provider. Please share the DVT risk assessment tool with your friends and family, too.


DVT Awareness Month PSA

Click on the links below to view recent Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Public Service Announcements from the Coalition to Prevent DVT. Each video may take a few moments to load.

View the 2008 DVT Awareness PSA

View the 2007 DVT Awareness PSA

View the 2006 DVT Awareness PSA


Share Your DVT Awareness Ideas

How are you working to promote awareness of DVT in your community? Please share your ideas with us, and we will share them with others. You may send your ideas to Marie Walker at webmaster@clotcare.com.

DVT Awareness Month Ideas

  • Write a letter to your local news stations

  • Post DVT Awareness Month fliers in public locations such as libraries, community centers, and local gyms

  • Ask your employer to highlight DVT Awareness Month in an internal newsletter

  • Let all your friends and family members know (try our Tell a Friend Email)

  • Share your story with the Coalition to Prevent DVT
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