Venous thromboembolism or VTE is the most common cause of hospital deaths in the UK that can be prevented

Every year, an estimated 20,000 people in the UK would die from a thrombosis contracted in hospital; hospital-acquired clots, if thrombosis prevention is not given.

Through promoting awareness to both public and health care professionals Thrombosis UK aims for increased understanding of the risk of thrombosis throughout the UK with appropriate VTE assessments being carried out and where possible prevention of thrombosis rather than management.

Nationally, Thrombosis UK is working with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), service developers, health providerhttp://thrombosisuk.kdl/admin/core/apps/content/edit/?id=107#s, commissioners, professional bodies, charities, related All Party Parliamentary Groups and the global World Thrombosis Day (WTD) movement, to raise awareness, increase understanding and ensure appropriate care and management is received that will save lives.

Thrombosis UK is one of 175 organisations from more than 50 countries involved.

World Thrombosis Day is an annual event raising awareness of thrombosis.

WTD takes place every year on 13 October, the birthday of Rudolf Virchow who was a pioneer in the pathophysiology of thrombosis. Virchow developed the concept of 'thrombosis' and advanced our understanding of this condition.

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