One person is diagnosed with a blood clot every minute. One person dies from a blood clot every six minutes. (Clot Connect).
If you haven’t yet heard of Clot Connect an online resource for the general condition of clotting, I am pleased to introduce this to you. Clot Connect is a resource for both patients and healthcare professionals offering up to date information on clotting and support to those suffering with the condition.
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Clot Connect further defined (as per Clot Connect background)
Clot Connect®(clotconnect.org) is an information and outreach project of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. Clot Connect’s mission is to increase knowledge of blood clots, clotting disorders and anticoagulation by providing education and support resources for patients and health care professionals.
Clot Connect emerged in September 2010 from the observation that blood clot survivors face many unique challenges including risks associated with anticoagulant use (blood thinners), the development of post-thrombotic disorders and increased risks for future clots. Blood clot survivors and their families need information and support to manage the effects of a blood clot and to prevent future clots. It was also recognized that health care professionals need easier access to the latest treatment options and scientific research related to the diagnosis, care and management of patients with blood clots and clotting disorders. Additionally, it was known that although blood clots area a common health condition, there exists low public awareness.
Clot Connect initiatives are targeted at:
- Persons who have experienced a blood clot
- Persons at high risk for developing a blood clot
- Healthcare professionals who treat patient with or at risk for blood clots
To access Clot Connect click here: http://www.clotconnect.org/