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ETHA Stands with World Thrombosis Day: Advocating for Awareness, Research and Patient Safety


In the world of healthcare, awareness is often the first step toward change and improvement. This principle holds true in the case of thrombosis, also known as blood clots – a critical area that affects millions of lives worldwide. The ETHA recognizes the significance of World Thrombosis Day, celebrated on 13 October each year. This global event serves as a powerful platform for raising awareness about thrombosis, advocating for increased research funding, and championing patient safety measures across the European Union (EU) and beyond.


Understanding the Importance of World Thrombosis Day:

  1. Shedding Light on Thrombosis: Thrombosis, the formation of blood clots in veins or arteries, is a silent killer that often goes unnoticed until it's too late. By supporting World Thrombosis Day, the ETHA aims to shine a spotlight on this condition, ensuring that healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public are well-informed about its risks, symptoms, and prevention strategies.

  2. Raising Awareness among Healthcare Professionals: The ETHA recognizes that healthcare professionals are on the front lines of thrombosis diagnosis and treatment. By participating in World Thrombosis Day, we help educate these professionals about the latest developments in the field, equipping them with the knowledge needed to provide optimal care to their patients.

  3. Empowering Patients: Patients living with thrombosis conditions require not only medical support but also the knowledge to manage their health effectively. World Thrombosis Day empowers patients by providing them with information and resources to better understand their conditions, make informed decisions, and actively participate in their treatment plans.

  4. Engaging the General Public: Thrombosis affects people from all walks of life. Therefore, it's essential to engage the general public in discussions about this condition. Through awareness campaigns, the ETHA aims to reduce the stigma surrounding thrombosis, promote early detection, and encourage a culture of prevention.

Advocating for Increased Funding and Research:

  1. Accelerating Scientific Advancements: Medical research is at the heart of understanding thrombosis. The ETHA recognizes the need for continuous advancements in this field to develop more effective treatments and preventive measures. By supporting World Thrombosis Day, we call for increased funding in the EU to drive research forward.

  2. Promoting Collaboration: Collaboration among healthcare professionals, researchers, and institutions is crucial for making breakthroughs in thrombosis and haemostasis. World Thrombosis Day provides a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and collaborative research initiatives.

Improving Patient Safety Measures in the EU:

  1. Advocating for Policy Change: The Alliance actively engages with policymakers to advocate for policies that prioritize patient safety, improved access to care, and the prevention of thrombosis-related complications. By participating in World Thrombosis Day, we reinforce our commitment to these crucial policy changes.

  2. Promoting Best Practices: Thrombosis prevention and treatment require adherence to best practices and guidelines. Our involvement in World Thrombosis Day reinforces our dedication to promoting these practices across the EU, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of care.


World Thrombosis Day is not just a day on the calendar; it's a global movement that unites healthcare professionals, patients, the general public, and policymakers in the fight against thrombosis. We proudly stand with this initiative on its 10th anniversary to raise awareness, advocate for research funding, and champion improved patient safety measures throughout the European Union.


Join us in this crucial mission. Together, we can make a difference. For more information, visit World Thrombosis Day.

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