Links to Other VTE Resources
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
“Preventing Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement,” offers step-by-step guidance to clinicians on how to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Originally published in 2008, the updated guide includes new and improved metrics for tracking the adequacy of VTE prophylaxis, increased use of electronic health records, more examples of tools, and lessons learned while detailing how to start, implement, evaluate and sustain a VTE prevention strategy.
American Society of Hematology
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders. ASH provides hematologist-approved information on clotting disorders. To read more about deep vein thrombosis, please visit here: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Blood-Disorders/Clots/3816.aspx
The Anticoagulation Forum provides information on VTE family-based research.
CDC Travelers’ Health Yellow Book and DVT/PE
Preventive measures for travelers can be found in CDC’s Travelers’ Health Yellow Book.
Clot Connect’s mission is to increase knowledge of blood clots and clotting disorders by providing education and support services for patients and health care professionals.
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is committed to healthy pregnancies and deliveries for every woman. The Hear Her campaign supports CDC’s efforts to prevent pregnancy-related deaths by sharing potentially life-saving messages about urgent warning signs.
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
The International Society on Thrombosis and haemostasis (ISTH) is a global not-for-profit organization advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders.
National Blood Clot Alliance
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is a patient-led advocacy group dedicated to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education, support and advocacy.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is the section of NIH that provides information for professionals and the general public about blood disorders such as deep vein thrombosis.
Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
On September 15, 2008, Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism – 2008 at the Venous Disease Coalition’s Second Annual Meeting.
The North American Thrombosis Forum
The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) is a multidisciplinary organization founded with the objective of improving patient care through the advancement of thrombosis education.
Stop the Clot, Spread the Word® is a public health education campaign developed by the National Blood Clot Alliance and CDC. Visit to learn more about the increased risks of hospitalization and blood clots.
This Is Serious®
This Is Serious is the campaign developed by the Duke Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to drive awareness and action around the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, in women.
World Thrombosis Day (WTD)
World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is one day – October 13 – dedicated to focusing attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood disease burden caused by thrombosis globally. It is an annual day that energizes a collective drive to increase awareness and action through educational activities for the public and health care professionals throughout the year, year to year.