Tell a Friend About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT):
March is DVT Awareness Month
Updated August, 2012
Help spread awareness of deep vein thrombosis by sending an email to your friends and colleagues. In the box below, enter individual email addresses separated by semicolons (;) - i.e. email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. When you click send, an email about DVT will be sent to each email address. The content of the email is provided at the bottom of the page.
Content of DVT Email
[Your personal message will appear here.]
Your friend [your name here] wants you to know that March is Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. DVT is a blood clot that forms in the deep veins, usually in the leg. If a DVT breaks loose and travels to the lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism (PE). Each year, up to 2 million Americans are affected by DVT, and of those, approximately 300,000 will die. That is, more people die annually from DVT/PE than from breast cancer and AIDs combined.
DVT can be prevented. To learn more about deep vein thrombosis - including the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and prevention methods - and to get answers to your questions, visit www.clotcare.org.