World Thrombosis Day - October 13
Fri Oct 13th

World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day, October 13th, draws attention on the undiagnosed medical condition of thrombosis. Many people affected by thrombosis are also able to share their stories.

Thrombosis is a medical disorder in which blood clots block the blood vessels. Venous thrombosis and arterial thrombosis are two forms of thrombosis. When the blood clot blocks a vein, a thrombosis occurs. When the blood clot blocks an artery, it is called arterial thrombosis.

thrombosis kills up to 900,000 people each year in the United States alone. Many people with venous thrombosis will have lifelong problems. Some of these include swelling, pain, and discoloration of the skin. Each year, up to 100,000 people in the United States die from thrombosis. On a global basis, 1 in every four people dies from thrombosis-related diseases.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of the most common thrombosis disorders. DVT is one of the most common causes of DVT.

  • Sitting for lengthy stretches of time
  • Prolonged bed rest, such as a long hospital stay, is a result of a long hospital stay
  • Injury to the veins
  • Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy is used to control birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
  • Being overweight

People over the age of 60, pregnant women, and those who smoke are also at an elevated risk of developing DVT. It's also possible to have thrombosis without having any risk factors present. Symptoms of thrombosis in the affected leg include pain or swelling, discolored skin, and a feeling of warmth.

Any kind of thrombosis treatment options usually include blood-thinning drugs. To widen the blood vessels, catheters can also be placed inside. The best ways to prevent thrombosis include being active, losing weight, quitting smoking, traveling on long trips, and addressing other health problems.

How to celebrate #worldthrombosisday

On this day, healthcare professionals and campaign partners in 110 countries host a variety of activities. These include live webinars, informational seminars, special guests, and a design competition. There are also interviews with thrombosis survivors and medical professionals. Thrombosis survivors are encouraged to post a selfie to the World Thrombosis Day website. To participate: To participate: To participate: To participate: You must register:

  • Learn more about thrombosis and ask your doctor what the risks are for you
  • Learn about famous thrombosis survivors, including Hilary Clinton, Serena Williams, and James Stewart
  • If you are a thrombosis survivor, please share your story with others

#WorldThrombosisDay is a hashtag on social media to raise money for this day.

The world thrombosis day is the longest in history

World Thrombosis Day was established in 2014 by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). They chose October 13th as a way to honor Rudolf Virchow's birthday. Dr. Virchow was a pioneer in the pathophysiology of thrombosis, according to Dr. Virchow. The German physician and pathologist invented the term thrombosis and gave an extensive knowledge of the condition.