National Blood Clot Alliance
National Blood Clot Alliance
National Blood Clot Alliance

National Blood Clot Alliance

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) works to advance blood clot awareness, prevention, diagnosis, & successful treatments to Stop the Clot®.

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A Blood Clot in My Brain Changed My Life: Jen’s Story

Jen had a blood clot in her brain that changed her life dramatically, but it didn't change her passion to live an adventure-filled life. She writes, "While on anticoagulants, I completed a 5K mud run, went backpacking, zip lining, to amusement parks and paddle boarding. I will not let the blood clot define me or what I’m capable of doing."

How I Overcame the Worst Time in My Life at 17 Years Old: Jenny's Story

Jenny was just 17 years old and very involved with with school activities and sports when a knee surgery due to an injury resulted in a blood clot. Her experiences throughout her diagnosis and recovery completely changed her life. Jenny writes, "The NBCA survivor stories have inspired me to share mine, and I loved reading them after my blood clot. I hope that I can help someone in the future. Just remember that you can get through it."

Grateful to Be Alive: Melanie Polk’s Blood Clot Story

Melanie Polk, a business owner, wife, and mother of two teenage girls, was working out of town when a blood clot, as she says, "rocked her world." Shortly after running a marathon, her doctor suggested she take birth control pills to address some of the troublesome menopause symptoms she was experiencing. Several weeks later, and while on the road for business, Melanie experienced pain in her calf and breathlessness, which led to a diagnosis of a blood clot in her leg and in her lung.

NBCA December e-Newsletter | Special Holiday Edition

Youth Doesn’t Equal Invincibility & Health is Priceless: Helen White’s Story

Helen White was traveling abroad when she started coughing up blood & rushed to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.

Pregnancy is a major risk factor for the development of dangerous blood clots. Women who are pregnant or who have just given birth are at increased risk for blood clots. Pregnancy does not directly cause blood clots, but it does pose a four-fold increased risk for the development of a blood clot. That risk actually increases to about 20-fold in the weeks immediately following childbirth, and is at its highest — a risk of 100-fold — in the first week after the baby is born.

Pregnancy is a major risk factor for the development of dangerous blood clots. Women who are pregnant or who have just given birth are at increased risk for blood clots. Watch this short video to learn more.

I’m a 22-Year-Old Nursing Student, and I Experienced a Blood Clot: Katie Lynch’s Story

Katie is a 22-year-old nursing student who knew something was horribly wrong when she experienced chest pain and difficulty breathing. She was diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs, and her only known risk factor was taking estrogen-based birth control. Katie is sharing her story with the hope that other women will learn from what happened to her.

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The Day that Changed My Life: Philip Begley’s Blood Clot Story

Philip is a truck driver from England whose long driving trips for work, as well as a family history of blood clots, most likely contributed to his own DVT and PE experience. He writes, "When admitted to the hospital, I was told I was blue over most of my body because I was receiving only 25 percent of the oxygen I needed. The consultant told me it was the biggest clot he had seen in 20 years. That day changed my life."