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World Thrombosis Day 10-13-21

In case you missed it, click here for a review of yesterday’s World Thrombosis Day [WTD] activities and materials. “Venous thromboembolism [VTE] is a condition in which a blood clot forms, most often in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm [deep vein thrombosis, DVT] and travels in the circulation, lodging in the lungs [pulmonary embolism, PE]. Together, DVT and PE are known as VTE, a dangerous, potentially deadly medical condition.”

WTD takes place every year on October 13, the birthday of Rudolf Virchow who was a pioneer in the pathophysiology of thrombosis. A German physician, pathologist, biologist and anthropologist, Virchow developed the concept of “thrombosis” and advanced our understanding of this condition.

The WTD organizers invite you to send photos of your WTD observances before October 22.

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