Get Involved in World Thrombosis Day
More than 2,000 partners in 100+ countries are participating in World Thrombosis Day 2019. Find partners and events in your community and learn how to get involved in the movement!
What is VTE?
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition in which a blood clot forms most often in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm (deep vein thrombosis) and travels in the circulation, lodging in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Together, DVT and PE are known as VTE - a dangerous, potentially deadly medical condition.
VTE Risk Factors
Being in a hospital can increase your risk of developing VTE.
Hospital-associated VTE consists up to 60 percent of all VTEs annually. Others include cancer-associated thrombosis and gender-specific risks.
Find a World Thrombosis Day Event
The World Thrombosis Day campaign is participating in the second Global Week for Action on NDCs, from Sept. 2-8. Led by the NCD Alliance, of which the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostatis (ISTH) is a member, the global community is mobilizing to speak out and urge governments to act on commitments to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which remain the #1 cause of disability and death worldwide every year.