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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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March 1, 2019
  • Venous thromboembolism, commonly known as a blood clot, is an underdiagnosed yet preventable medical condition that can cause disability and death.
  • Anyone can develop a blood clot, but women who are pregnant or who recently had a baby are five times more likely to experience one.
  • Public health professionals can help prevent blood clots by sharing information from the Stop the Clot, Spread the WordTMexternal icon campaign and related infographics, fact sheets, and videos.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: March 1, 2019