Blood clot education program, Clot Connect, releases utilization and outreach report

 

Clot Connect (clotconnect.org) is an outreach initiative of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  A report of the program's most recent activities, utilization, funding and future plans is now available. View the March 2012 Clot Connect Program Report.

About Clot Connect:

Clot Connect's mission is to increase knowledge of blood clots, clotting disorders and anticoagulation by providing education and support resources for patients and health care professionals.

Clot Connect emerged from the observation that patients with blood clots face many unique challenges including risks associated with anticoagulant use (blood thinners), the development of post-thrombotic disorders and increased risks for future clots. Patients and their families need information and support to manage the effects of a blood clot and to prevent future clots. It was also recognized that health care professionals need easier access to the latest treatment options and scientific research related to the diagnosis, care and management of patients with blood clots and clotting disorders. Additionally, it was known that although blood clots area a common health condition, there exists low public awareness.

Clot Connect initiatives are targeted at:

  • Persons who have experienced a blood clot
  • Health care professionals
  • Persons at high risk for developing a blood clot
  • The General Public

For more information about this education outreach initiative, visit ClotConnect.org