The National Blood Clot Alliance’s (NBCA) founding members were patients and medical professionals attending a thrombosis and thrombophilia workshop hosted by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003. Sharing a common concern, they resolved to build a national organization to advocate for – and to educate and support — those affected by clotting disorders. Each Board member at that time, and most still today, have been touched personally by blood clots, DVTs, pulmonary embolism or such genetic variants as the Factor V Leiden gene mutation.
The NBCA is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke.
NBCA works on behalf of people who may be susceptible to blood clots, including, but not limited to, people with clotting disorders, atrial fibrillation, cancer, traumatic injury, and risks related to surgery, lengthy immobility, child birth and birth control.
NBCA accomplishes its mission through programs that build public awareness, educate patients and healthcare professionals, and promote supportive public and private sector policy.
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