World Thrombosis Day Giveaway!

WTD Giveaway

Happy World Thrombosis Day 2014!

In recognition of this special day and the global movement to “Stop Blood Clots, Save Lives,” I am hosting a World Thrombosis Day Giveaway! It is my hope that you wear these bracelets to raise awareness about blood clots including causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms.

Don’t want to wait to see if you win? You can order these bracelets in the shop, including the new “Have-A-Heart” Bracelet for World Thrombosis Day. During the month of October, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of a “Have-A-Heart” Bracelet will be donated to World Thrombosis Day.

Blood Clot Awareness Bracelet Pack Giveaway

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The Blood Clot Awareness Bracelet Pack Includes:

  • 1 Red Stretch Band Bracelet with Faith Love (side 1), Hope Courage (side 2) and Red Ribbon Charms
  • 1 “Have-A-Heart” for World Thrombosis Day Red Stretch Bracelet
  • 1 Stretch Burgundy Ribbon Bracelet (for Blood Disorder Awareness)
  • 1 Stretch Red and White Ribbon Bracelet (for PE Awareness)
  • 1 Stretch Red Ribbon Bracelet (for Blood Clot and DVT Awareness)
  • 1 Red and White Silicone Awareness Bracelet (for PE Awareness)

Enter through Rafflecopter below and please note, I will be selecting two (2) winners to receive the Blood Clot Awareness Bracelet Pack containing the six (6) bracelets listed above. The World Thrombosis Day Giveaway runs from midnight on today, October 13 through midnight on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Winners will be announced on the Rafflecopter Widget (found here) and be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner will be drawn. Good luck and thank you for entering!

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“Have-A-Heart” for World Thrombosis Day

Have a Heart for WTD

World Thrombosis Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks on October 13 and BCRN is excited to “Have-A-Heart” and be a worldwide partner in “Stopping Blood Clots and Saving Lives.” The mission of World Thrombosis Day is “to increase awareness of thrombosis as the cause of the top cardiovascular killers globally, and, ultimately, to reduce deaths and disabilities from thromboembolic disease through a greater awareness of its causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and evidence-based prevention and treatment.”


As I reflect on that mission, I think about how blood clots have touched my own life, the life of my family and friends and the lives of so many people I don’t know on a personal level. The DVT and PE that I suffered in 2012 completely changed the course of my life and greatly affected those who are closest to me as well. I almost did not survive my PE and that has forever changed me from the person I once was. I know, looking back, that I was among the lucky ones to have survived as so many others have not survived this horrible illness/injury and truthfully, I am both touched and saddened to hear of those who have not survived. It affects me deeply to hear of others who are no longer here and reaffirms why events like World Thrombosis Day are so crucial to raising public awareness of the causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms of blood clots, including DVT and PE. So many people simply do not know, or know they should know, and people are dying everyday because of this lack of knowledge. It is my hope that through BCRN and events like WTD, I can help to increase knowledge and awareness and ultimately, decrease deaths and eradicate thrombosis as a top cardiovascular killer. It has to stop. It has to stop now, before more lives are lost.

In preparation of World Thrombosis Day 2014, The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Inc. have put together some very valuable resources for you to read and most importantly, to share. Here are some of the highlights that I find extremely useful:

  • What is Thrombosis? – An interactive infographic explaining the signs, symptoms and risk factors of DVT and PE, including an explanation of what exactly is VTE.
  • Key Terms to Know – An extensive glossary of common terms surrounding blood clots, DVT and PE.
  • Blood Clots at A Glance – A great infographic for distribution.
  • FAQs About Blood Clots – Get the facts for you, family, friends or colleagues. If you have a question, you will find the answer here.

And, for those of you who are active on Social Media, you can find World Thrombosis Day on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you use hashtags #JoinWTDay #WTDay14 and #stopdeadlyclots. You can also get WTD campaign materials, including downloadable flyers (which I already have hanging at my office) and social media profile pictures (change yours now or on October 13).

In support of World Thrombosis Day, I would like to introduce a new product in the shop – the “Have-A-Heart” Bracelet.

Have a Heart Bracelet

It is $6 and from now through October 31, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the “Have-A-Heart” Bracelet will go to World Thrombosis Day, presented by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. I will make a donation to them at the end of the month so order soon! Shipping is also $6 (Domestic and International). All items in the shop are shipped via Priority Mail (in the United States) and Regular (International Orders). Orders of the “Have-A-Heart” Bracelet will be shipped as soon as possible after ordering.

Click here to order your “Have-A-Heart” Bracelet today and support World Thrombosis Day 2014.


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