World Thrombosis Day (WTD), is a global collaborative that Thrombosis UK is proud to be a member of.

Taking place annually on 13th October – Rudolk Virchow’s birthday, partners of WTD focus global attention on the often overlooked and mis-understood condition of ‘thrombosis’

Thrombosis UK has been a partner of WTD since its conception in 2013, and each year hold and support events across the UK to increase awareness and understanding of thrombosis.

Look at what we did in 2018!

Increasing understanding

Thrombosis UK ‘Early Career HCP VTE Symposia’ were launched in October 2018 as part of our support for WTD.

Dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness of venous thromboembolism amongst healthcare professionals at the start of their career, the first training meetings took place in Bristol and Birmingham, with more planned for Manchester and London.

Visit Our Events Page


If you would like to partner and work with Thrombosis UK to establish VTE Early Careers symposia in your NHS Trust.

Share and care

Thrombosis UK provided information and display materials for many awareness stands across the country.

WTD and Thrombosis UK offer eye-catching and informative posters, cards, table talkers and information facts sheets that are available on both websites.

Raising awareness of thrombosis really does save lives as many blood clots could be prevented if awareness of risk factors and management to reduce the risks, was better known.


We were delighted to celebrate news that Thrombosis UK supporter, Kelly Bond, had been nominated runner up in the global World Thrombosis Day Ambassador Awards!

Kelly, who has presented at Thrombosis UK education conferences and is fundraising for the charity, developed a DVT when just three months pregnant said:

“This is such a huge honour and one which I am very humbled to receive. It’s so empowering to be able to turn such a health hit into something so positive and beneficial to potentially so many.
I really do hope that together we can bring significantly greater awareness to Thrombosis; its causes, symptoms and post event care to reduce its impact upon the population and #keeplifeflowing.”

Celebrating at the Anticoagulation Achievement Awards

The prestigious Anticoagulation Achievement Awards, hosted by Lyn Brown MP, Chair of the All Party Group for Thrombosis, was held in the Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons on Wednesday 10 October.

The awards recognise outstanding practice in the management, education and provision of anticoagulation across the UK, and were attended by World Thrombosis Day representative, Louise St Germain, NHS Leads, healthcare leaders, healthcare providers, patients and the teams selected from entries spanning nine categories.


Many of our supporters shared their own experiences on Twitter, Face Book and through radio, press and TV interviews…

Here are just a few!

Robyne Toseland was on ITV:

And in her local press:

Survivor Jeremy Hyde on Channel 5 news with Professor Beverley Hunt:

....and HCPs were busy too !

A special WTD focus on Prof Beverley Hunt by the British Society of Haematology.

She also took part in many radio, journal and TV interviews!

Professor Roopen Arya and Nurse Consultant Emma Gee, at King’s College, ran a VTE training webinar joined by over a thousand fellow HCPs in India.

Trustee, Stephane Jaglin, was interviewed on Radio Bristol and also took part in an amazing cycle ride from Bristol to Devizes to raise awareness of WTD and fundraise for Thrombosis UK.

CEO Jo Jerrome, visited the European parliament to be part of the ‘Cancer Associated Thrombosis’ report, and listened to very moving and informative presentations from:

  • MEP Nessa Childers
  • MEP Deirde Clune
  • Sara Heyward, CAT patient representative
  • Anna Falanga MD Chair European Thrombosis & Haemostasis Alliance
  • Lydia Makaroff Director, European Cancer Patient Coalition
  • MEP Lieve Wierinck
  • Dr Fionnuala Ni Ainle

Read the report

Did you hear, see or read about Thrombosis UK and World Thrombosis Day?

Here is a just a short list of our media involvement!

Please send us your photos for us to share – Proud to be A World Thrombosis Day supporter!


  • BBC Scotland
  • Radio News Hub
  • BBC Norfolk
  • UCB
  • Pulse 1 FM
  • Beverley FM
  • BBC Somerset (Simon Parkin)
  • Central FM
  • Radio Cardiff
  • Gateway
  • talkRADIO
  • BBC Surrey
  • BBC Radio Bristol
  • BBC Radio Wiltshire


  • Channel 5 News
  • ITV Wales
  • ITV Meridian
  • ITV Central West
  • That’s Norfolk TV
  • That’s Norfolk TV


  • Careway
  • Sunderland Echo
  • The Shields Gazette
  • Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Mummy and Me Magazine
  • Take a Break
  • Bristol Evening Post
  • Devizes Gazette
  • Bristol Herald