12 October 2017

Raising awareness of thrombosis

Members of the Trust's anti-coagulation team are taking part in World Thrombosis Day by holding stalls to help raise awareness of the condition.

World Thrombosis Day is on Friday 13th October and aims to increase global awareness of thrombosis (the formation of blood clots), including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms and evidence-based prevention and treatment.

The Trust’s anti-coagulation team will be manning the following stalls:

• Royal Hallamshire Hospital dining room 12 midday to 2pm
• Northern General Huntsman entrance, opposite AMT Coffee, 10am to 2pm
• Weston Park hospital ground floor outpatients, 12 midday to 2pm.

They will be on hand to discuss thrombosis, how to prevent and treat it and the work of the anti-coagulation team. They have produced information posters and leaflets which will be on display. There will also be chance to take part in a quiz

Please call in to improve your knowledge and to ask any questions.

There is also the chance to use social media to ask our specialist nurses any questions on thrombosis using the hashtag #STHthrombosis. Post your questions using this hashtag on the STH Facebook or Twitter .

An FAQ with answers to some of the most common questions about thrombosis is available here.


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