WTD Partners in Ireland Join Together for “Stop the Clot 2019 Roadshow”

September 12, 2019

The World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign is proud to share the tremendous work by its partners in Ireland for WTD 2019.

The Ireland East Hospital Group and Thrombosis Ireland are hosting a multi-city national roadshow called “Stop the Clot 2019” to build awareness and educate the community, patients, and healthcare professionals about thrombosis, commonly known as blood clots. Specifically, the roadshow aims to provide educate about the risk of acquiring venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the hospital and for up to 90 days following discharge from the hospital. With about 5,000 VTE cases occurring in Ireland each year, about half of them are hospital acquired.

The roadshow launched on 10 September 2019 in Wexford, Ireland, and will run until WTD on 13 October 2019. The roadshow features a “Stop the Clot” red bus that visits each city with information and resources for the community. Members of each organization, including leading thrombosis experts, will be onsite at each roadshow stop. Each stop includes community-based activities to encourage physical activity, including exercise bikes. Physical activity helps to improve circulation and can reduce the risk for thrombosis.

A feature article in The Irish Times highlights the roadshow and shares important information about thrombosis and the WTD campaign. The roadshow features 11 hospitals in the Ireland East Hospital Group and their communities.

Stop the Clot 2019 Roadshow Schedule:

Sept. 10th Wexford Community (9am – 12pm)

Wexford General Hospital (1pm – 4pm)

Sept. 11th Carlow Community (9am – 12pm)

Sept. 12th Kilkenny Community (9am – 12pm) 
St Luke’s General Hospital (1pm – 4pm)

Sept. 17th Mullingar Community (9am – 12pm)
Regional Hospital Mullingar (1pm – 4pm)

Sept. 19th Blanchardstown (9am – 12pm)
Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital (1pm – 4pm)

Sept. 24th Dun Laoghaire Community (9am – 12pm)
St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire (1pm – 4pm)

Sept. 26th Bray, Co Wicklow (9am – 12pm)
St Columcille’s Hospital (1pm – 4pm)

Sept. 27th VTE Conference Croke Park (All Day)

Oct. 1st National Maternity Hospital, Holles St (12pm – 4pm)

Oct. 3rd Navan Community (9am – 12pm)
Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan (1pm – 4pm)

Oct. 9th St Vincent’s University Hospital (9am – 12pm)
Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital (1pm – 4pm)

Oct. 11th Smithfield, Dublin (9am – 12pm)
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (1pm – 4pm)

Oct 13th World Thrombosis Day 2019
Thrombosis Ireland Park Walk (TBC)

*Community Locations to be Confirmed

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