World Thrombosis Day

100+ Ideas to Recognize World Thrombosis Day

Don't miss these creative ideas for celebrating WTD and raising awareness!

  • Join WTD on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram
  • Join our new WTD TikTok account!
  • Use relevant hashtags: #WTDay21 #WorldThrombosisDay #EyesOpenToThrombosis #KnowThrombosis #KeepLifeFlowing #MyWTDWhy
  • Feature WTD content on your website, blog or other social media site - use the logo and link to WorldThrombosisDay.org
  • Include WTD content in your e-newsletter or e-communicaion to staff, colleagues, family or neighbors
  • Twitter Chat – Participate in the global WTD 2021 Twitter Chat on October 13, or plan your own (#ClotChat)
  • Connect with other WTD partners on social media
  • Blog / Be a guest blogger / contribute - ask other bloggers to participate
  • Post videos and share with YouTube (#MyWTDWhy)
  • Film a video and post – share with the WTD campaign to elevate
  • Plan a Facebook LIVE event / activity
  • Video / photograph competition; digital games
  • Use photographs; screen captures of educational resources
  • Post Survivor Selfies – Share with WTD campaign
  • Post content and pictures in a Facebook Group / educate family, friends and colleagues online
  • Include WTD banners and other graphics on social media pages
  • Change your profile picture to a WTD Picture on/around WTD
  • Virtual reality experience pertaining to blood clots
  • Ask other organizations / individuals to join the WTD campaign as a partner online
  • Contest, giveaways, use of apps

Community / Work Place Activities

  • Runs/Walks/Bike Rides to generate awareness
  • Organize an official dog walk
  • Community flash mob / dance
  • Host or participate in a local health fair
  • Community center display
  • Awareness-building sporting event
  • Town / neighborhood cookout / music event
  • Break a Guinness World Records statistic
  • Candle lighting
  • Walk to work day
  • Office-wide activity (Get up and move every 37 minutes)
  • Local celebrity engagement - Ask for participation
  • Light a building or monument in red or blue
  • Dress a community statute in red or blue
  • Work with your local town or hang a banner or flags
  • Fly a WTD flag at your company, home or partner location
  • Policy briefings; discussions about funding with government representatives
  • Meet with public officials and share information with their staffers
  • Partner with other community organizations to raise awareness; use an existing event or create your own
  • Office olympics activities
  • Information table at your company, local clinic or hospital
  • Organize a fundraiser at a local restaurant
  • Conferences / meetings / business gatherings
  • Send out a mailing; a personal letter or a postcard with more information
  • Leave educational resources at the post office or in grocery stores / markets
  • Ask local cafes and restaurants to place table tents on their tables; post posters
  • Ask your local school or child care center to make information available to families
  • Work with a senior center to hold an educational event or leave information
  • Giveaways / prizes / friendly competitions to raise awareness
  • Golf tournament; information at fairs or seasonal markets
  • Hot air balloon activity; airplane with banner
  • Bus banners;
  • Set up information at airports, train or bus stations
  • Work with a local taxi company to share important resources with riders
  • Community giveaways, information at gas stations, rest areas or travel stops
  • Give information out at video gaming conferences / meetings
  • Partner with your local video gaming store to share resources with every customer
  • Plan a live thrombosis experience – creating a public blood clot to illustrate its impact
  • Face painting, hair dyeing (red or blue)
  • Share a story or testimonial with the global campaign at wtd@isth.org
  • Office activity outside, i.e. Walk the Block to Prevent Clots activity for businesses in cities or towns
  • Athletic activities, i.e. dodgeball, football, tennis or other
  • Join the global WTD campaign for an activity 

Media Outreach

  • Hold media briefings with local reporters and journalists
  • Press conference
  • Public affairs / community radio opportunities
  • Video / Public Service Announcements
  • Media alerts / media invites to community activities
  • Video news release (VNR)
  • Submit an article, op-ed or column to your local newspaper or online news site / blog
  • Distribute a press releases or media alert to local journalists
  • Drop press kits off at media offices
  • Share your story or testimonal with a reporter for coverage (be sure to share it with the global campaign)
  • Invite media to your event - be sure to explain why it's important for the public and use key messages and campaign resources
  • Utilize social media to communicate with journalists and share links / resources

Healthcare / Hospital Activities

  • Free clinics
  • Patient education seminars / workshops
  • Staff education seminars / workshops
  • Health fairs for the community
  • Prizes, games for staff to learn more
  • Free giveaways throughout the day
  • Celebrate with healthy WTD goodies in each department
  • Staff an educational table in the waiting room or registration area
  • Flash mob with dictors and staff; take video and play it in the hospital
  • Place Information in elevators, escalators or bathrooms
  • Use banners, posters and other signage to build awareness
  • Wear pins, bracelets, T-shirts or other WTD branded items
  • Doctor / patient briefings to discuss thrombosis
  • Survey patients about their understanding of blood clots
  • Invite an expert to give a presentation to staff or the public
  • Use annuncements in the hospital to share important messages
  • Use Hospital TV to share important awareness messages
  • Media activity / event

Do you have an interesting activity to submit for inclusion on this list? Share it with us at wtd@isth.org.