World Thrombosis Day Events at CUH06 October 2016
This year we are supporting World Thrombosis Day here in CUH on 13th October. This day focuses attention on life-threatening but preventable blood clots, which are known medically as thrombosis. This is the one disorder that causes the world’s top three cardiovascular killers – heart attack, stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE).
60% of VTE cases occur within 90 days of hospitalisation, making it the leading preventable cause of hospital death.
Worldwide, 1 in 4 die from causes related to blood clots (thrombosis).
Don’t be the 1, know the risks, signs and symptoms of this life-threatening disease.
To learn more about blood clots come along to the World Thrombosis Day event here in CUH on the 13th of October!
On the day we will have a variety of initiatives in CUH to raise awareness. Why not come visit our information stands at the front (main reception) and back (A&E/Out Patients Department) and in the canteen. Where we will have:
- Information leaflets on blood clots, on the risks, signs and symptoms.
- Information on how to prevent blood clots.
- Meet with members of the Haematology team who are happy to answer any questions you may have.
- Take part in our quiz with a chance to win overnight stay and breakfast in the Cliff House Hotel and Hayfield Manor.
- Or just stop by to say hello!
Thrombosis does not discriminate. It can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or race. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself from a life-threatening blood clot is to learn if you are at risk, come to CUH on Thursday the 13th of October to discuss your risk with the Haematology team. Ask for a risk assessment if you are admitted to hospital. Know about the signs and symptoms of thrombosis and if you cannot make it to CUH for World Thrombosis day contact your health professional if you are concerned.