On October 8, 2020, the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign announced the winners of its global advocacy awards, including the WTD 2020 Activity of the Year Award and the WTD 2020 Ambassador of the Year Award. Click here to read more about the winners of these distinguished awards.
In addition, the WTD campaign recognizes an honorable mention recipient for each award. Please see below to learn more about this year’s honorable mention awardees and their outstanding advocacy efforts.
Debra Bryant – WTD 2020 Ambassador of the Year Honorable Mention Awardee
After surviving two blood clots, Debra Bryant was determined to help and support others’ going through a similar experience. Debra, who resides in the U.S., is well-known in the thrombosis online patient support community, most notably for her work as an administrator of two patient support groups “Blood Clots: Surviving a Silent Killer” and “Surviving a Silent Killer: Let’s Talk Babies.”
Debra collaborates with the American Heart Association and recently published a blog post in honor of WTD 2020, which is available to read here. Additionally, Debra recently shared her blood clot story on the Ask Stago podcast, which is available here.
Brazilian Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (BSTH) – WTD 2020 Activity of the Year Honorable Mention Awardee
The Brazilian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (BSTH) was founded in October 2018, and in only two short years, it has become a leading WTD partner organization with a a successful track record of activities and events. This year, BSTH was recognized as the honorable mention awardee for the WTD Activity of the Year based on its 2019 campaign for WTD. BSTH’s 2019 campaign leveraged multichannel resources and notable collaborations to provide visibility about thrombosis and the WTD campaign.
BSTH collaborated with more than 30 national celebrities and coordinated the display of WTD banners at Brazilian soccer championships. Additionally, BSTH hosted a massive WTD media broadcast program that included numerous notable interviews with TV, radio, YouTube influencers, and others. The organization also created several educational videos, including a video that was shared via a TV commercial. In total, BSTH’s efforts reached 43+ million people in Brazil.