Thrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein. A clot in the vein (usually in the leg or pelvis) is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a clot that breaks off and travels to the lungs is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE make up venous thromboembolism (VTE).
1 in 4 people die from conditions caused by thrombosis (dangerous blood clots)
Thrombosis does not discriminate - it can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or race
Many blood clots can be prevented – keeping mobile and well hydrated is important, so we would love you to join us and ‘Step Up to Stop Clots’.
Whether is it for a day – a week or a month, why not add your name – we all know walking is good for us and it is especially good for keeping blood flowing.
Set yourself a target of a day, a week or a month
Set yourself a target on the number of steps you will achieve during that time
Ask colleagues, family, friends, perhaps even your employer, to sponsor you
Off you go - You can count your steps using most smart phones / pedometers or activity monitoring watches.
Remember, by taking part you are raising awareness of thrombosis and raising valuable funds for Thrombosis UK’s work.
Everyone can take part – step, walk, run your personal best as you
Firstly, sign up to register with Thrombosis UK as a Fundraiser.
Open a donation page with MoneyGiving or JustGiving.
Remember to share your online Fundraising page with friends and family via email, Facebook or Twitter to let them know you are fundraising for 'Step up to Stop Clots'
Encourage your friends to join in, we’ve even got a team and chart sweepstake!
Why not approach your company and ask if they will donate to a life saving cause that can make employees healthier? They may match the funds that you raise or make a donation.
It is so easy to keep track of your steps.
Simply set yourself a target and all you need is a pedometer and it will count your steps for you.
Alternatively, many SMART phones have free apps to track your steps or wheel rotations each day.
It really can be so easy – how about considering walking all or part of your commute to work, remember to take the stairs whenever possible, go for a family walk at the weekend, or even offer to take a friend’s dog for a walk.