National Thrombosis Week | 1st – 6th May 2017| Prevention & Protection from Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)


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Thrombosis is the formation of potentially deadly blood clots. Blood clots can form in the artery (arterial thrombosis) or vein (venous thrombosis). Blood clots in the arteries cause heart attacks and strokes. Blood clots in the veins can lead to death due to breaking off and blocking the blood supply to the lungs:

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when blood clots in a deep vein (most often the leg)

Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a blood clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs

Collectively, DVT and PE are known venous thromboembolism - VTE.


A VTE can be a DVT or a PE or a DVT and PE



Are you at risk of blood clots?

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Thrombosis UK Buddies

Thrombosis UK buddies is designed to connect two people who have similar experiences of thrombosis, either personally or who have suffered the consequences of thrombosis in losing a loved one.

By talking and sharing experiences, individuals can provide each other with mutual support.

If you would like to participate please register your interest by completing the on-line application form.


Become a Thrombosis Buddy - Application Form

Thrombosis UK - Find Us On Facebook


Face Book

Many of our supporters have joined our very active Thrombosis UK Face Book. From chatter to questions to updates on forthcoming events.

It is simple and free to join, simply type in ‘Thrombosis UK’ on Face Book and send a ‘join request’ message.

On behalf of Anticoagulation Europe, Thrombosis UK is pleased to share a news of an opportunity to participate in the on-going development of an app designed to help patients manage their medicine. If you are currently taking warfarin or rivaroxaban, and would like to be part of this, read more:

On Warfarin, we need your help!

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On Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), we need your help!

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