World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee
Gordon McPherson was awarded the World Thrombosis Day 2022 Ambassador of the Year. This award recognizes Gordon’s extraordinary commitment to achieving the mission of the World Thrombosis Day campaign and for raising awareness through patient support and education in memory of his daughter Katie.
Gordon’s daughter Katie, who was 23-years-old, died from a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in 2003. Since then, he has worked tirelessly as an advocate for thrombosis awareness and prevention in Scotland and across the globe.
Gordon collaborates closely with Scotland’s National Health Service and the Scottish government to create more accountability for thrombosis-related deaths, and he has been interviewed in numerous global media outlets sharing his daughter Katie’s story.