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European Parliament Members Unite for World Thrombosis Day

As we approach World Thrombosis Day on October 13, we are presented with a significant opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our constituents and citizens. Thrombosis is a silent and often underestimated global health threat. The statistics are startling: one in four people worldwide succumbs to conditions related to thrombosis. To protect our citizens and promote public health, it is imperative that we raise awareness about blood clots – their signs, symptoms, risk factors, prevention strategies, and evidence-based treatment options.

The Power of Social Media:

In today's interconnected world, social media serves as a powerful tool for disseminating

life-saving information. We urge you to take part in the World Thrombosis Day campaign on social media this week. By sharing educational resources and vital information, you can help empower individuals to take control of their health and potentially save lives.

#WTDay23: Your Voice Matters:

We encourage you, as Members of the European Parliament, and your dedicated staff to utilize the information available at This valuable resource offers a wealth of information on thrombosis, including its prevention and management. By sharing this knowledge, you can make a meaningful impact on public health.

When you participate in the campaign on social media – whether through videos, images, quotes, or educational resources – please use the hashtag #WTDay23. This not only spreads the message further but also unites us in a global effort to raise awareness about thrombosis.

Prevention Begins in Hospitals:

Furthermore, we emphasize the importance of hospitals having proper Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment protocols in place. Prevention is a key aspect of reducing the burden of thrombosis-related conditions. By advocating for and implementing robust VTE risk assessment procedures, we can make strides in preventing avoidable thrombotic events.

Together, We Can Make a Difference:

We believe that by joining forces and leveraging the reach of social media, the European Parliament can make a profound impact this World Thrombosis Day. The knowledge you share and the actions you take can save lives and improve the health of our constituents.

Let us come together to honor the legacy of those affected by thrombosis, raise awareness, and strive for a healthier, thrombosis-aware Europe.

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