Stop the Clot, Spread the Word® Campaign Resource Toolkit
Help us spread the word! This resource toolkit is a collection of campaign resources that provide important information about signs and symptoms of blood clots, as well as factors that increase the chance of developing blood clots. The following resources are included for sharing with friends and family or in newsletters or other publications.
Stop the Clot, Spread the Word® Campaign
Learning the signs, symptoms, and risks for blood clots can save lives! Spread the word by sharing the resources in this new resource toolkit for the Stop the Clot, Spread the Word® campaign.
Blood clots are often an under-diagnosed medical condition.
It is important to know about blood clots because they can happen to anybody and can cause serious illness, disability (sickness, illness), and in some cases, death. The good news is that blood clots are preventable and treatable if discovered early.
Learning and recognizing the signs and symptoms of blood clots can save lives. The Stop the Clot, Spread the Word® campaign is a joint effort of the National Blood Clot Alliance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This digital, multimedia public health awareness campaign provides general information about the risks, signs, and symptoms of blood clots and the important steps to take to prevent them.
The campaign also provides tailored information for three groups at greater risk for developing a blood clot:
- People recently hospitalized
- Women who are expecting or recently had a baby
- People being treated for cancer
Stop the Clot, Spread the Word® Campaign Resources to Share
Looking for resources in Spanish? Learn more:
Public Service Announcement Video
View this public service announcement video to learn more about the signs, symptoms, and factors that increase risks for blood clots.
Downloadable Print Materials
Checklist for Risk Factors [PDF – 447 KB]
Learn more about common risks for blood clots.
Prevention Plan Checklist [PDF – 467 KB]
Did you know that a hospitalization, surgery, or other healthcare treatment increases your risk for a blood clot? Learn what steps you can take to protect yourself.
Pregnancy and the Risk for Blood Clots
Pregnancy and childbirth can increase the risk of blood clots. A woman is at increased risk up to 3 months after her baby is born. Learn more.
Blood Clot Risk Checklist for Pregnant Women
Determine your risk during pregnancy or in the 3 months just after delivery. Share this information with your doctor or healthcare provider.
Blood Clot Prevention Checklist for Pregnant Women
Expecting or recently had a baby? Don’t let a blood clot spoil your joy. Discuss this checklist with your doctor.
Hospitalization Risks [PDF – 682 KB]
Learn more about hospitalization and the increased risk for blood clots.
Risk Factors for Blood Clots with Cancer
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to understand your risk for blood clots. Learn more.
Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots with Cancer
If you have cancer or are being treated for cancer, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of blood clots. Learn more.
Blood Clot Risk Checklist for Cancer Patients
Use this information to start a conversation with your cancer doctor or healthcare team to learn about your personal risks for blood clots.
Audio News Releases
Learn more about blood clots by listening to national experts.
Blood Clots and Hospitalization
Gregory A. Maynard, MD, MD, MS, MHM, Chief Quality Officer, UC Davis Medical Center
Download and listen [MP3 – 983 KB]
View transcript [PDF – 62 KB]
Blood Clots and Pregnancy
Andra H. James, MD, MPH, Consulting Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Duke Medicine
Download and listen [MP3 – 988 KB]
View transcript [PDF – 24 KB]
Blood Clots and Cancer
Alok A. Khorana, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice-Chair for Clinical Services of the Taussig Cancer Institute; Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at the Cleveland Clinic
Download and listen [MP3 – 1 MB]
View transcript [PDF – 32 KB]
Here are examples of social media posts you can use to share the contents of this resource toolkit on blood clots. Share information and help increase awareness about blood clots:
Twitter Sample Messages in English
- Think blood clots can’t happen to you? Think again. Blood clots affect more than 900,000 people each year and ~100,000 die from them. The good news: #BloodClots can be prevented or treated. Learn the signs, symptoms, and how to protect your health: http://bit.ly/2PAeHNO #StoptheClot
- Blood clots can happen to anyone, but a family history of blood clots, hospitalization, pregnancy, or cancer treatment can indicate a higher risk. A new resource toolkit from the Stop the Clot, Spread the Word® breaks down the facts: http://bit.ly/2PAeHNO#StopTheClot
Twitter Sample Messages in Spanish
- ¿Piensas que no te pueden aparecer #CoágulosDeSangre? Piensa en esto: afectan a más de 900 000 personas al año y unas 100 000 mueren. Lo bueno: se pueden prevenir o tratar. Aprende los signos, síntomas, y cómo proteger tu salud: https://bit.ly/3eGvDLA #DetengaElCoáguloCorraLaVoz
- A todos nos puede aparecer un coágulo de sangre, pero los antecedentes familiares, hospitalizaciones, embarazos o tratamientos del cáncer aumentan el riesgo. El nuevo kit de recursos de #DetengaElCoáguloCorraLaVoz explica cómo protegerte a ti y a tu familia: https://bit.ly/3eGvDLA
Facebook Sample Messages in English
- Symptoms of a blood clot in the legs or arms can include pain, swelling, or skin that is warm to the touch in the affected area. If left untreated, the clot can break off and travel to the lungs, which can be life-threatening. Share this new resource toolkit with others to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.
- Did you know that on average, 1 person in the U.S. dies of a blood clot every 6 minutes? Blood clots can be prevented or treated early to prevent major health problems. Knowing the symptoms and the risks are key to protecting yourself and your loved ones from a blood clot. View and share this new resource toolkit on blood clots.
- A family history of blood clots, hospitalization, pregnancy, and cancer treatment are factors that can increase your chance of getting a blood clot. Learning the signs and symptoms can help you to know when to get medical care to prevent serious health problems or even death. View and share a new resource toolkit on blood clots.
Facebook Sample Messages in Spanish
- Los síntomas de los coágulos de sangre en la pierna o el brazo incluyen dolor, hinchazón o calor al tacto en el área afectada. Si un coágulo de sangre no se trata, puede desprenderse y llegar a los pulmones, lo cual es potencialmente mortal. Comparte ese nuevo kit de recursos para crear conciencia sobre los signos y síntomas de los coágulos de sangre.
- ¿Sabías que en los EE. UU. muere en promedio 1 persona cada 6 minutos debido a un coágulo de sangre? Los coágulos de sangre se pueden prevenir o tratar de forma temprana para evitar problemas de salud graves. Conocer los síntomas y riesgos es clave para protegerte y proteger a tus seres queridos de un coágulo de sangre. Ve y comparte este nuevo kit de recursos sobre los coágulos de sangre.
- Los antecedentes familiares de coágulos de sangre, una hospitalización, un embarazo y el tratamiento contra el cáncer son factores que pueden aumentar tu probabilidad de presentar un coágulo de sangre. Aprender sobre los signos y síntomas puede ayudarte a saber cuándo buscar atención médica para prevenir problemas de salud graves y hasta la muerte. Ve y comparte un nuevo kit de recursos sobre los coágulos de sangre.