National Blood Clot Alliance
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The National Blood Clot Alliance or NBCA for short (Formerly known as the National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia or NATT) is a United States nationwide not for profit alliance of patients and medical professionals committed to raising awareness about thrombosis and thrombophilia and is dedicated to preventing and treating health problems caused by blood clots and blood clotting disorders.
NBCA is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. NBCA's mission is to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education, support and advocacy. The current President is Kathy Smith and NBCA's Executive Director is Joe Issacs.
In a press release dated September 26, 2007, NBCA announced the award of two grants totaling $1.3 million from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “launch a national wake-up call to promote public and healthcare professional awareness of this serious medical condition that each year kills nearly 300,000 Americans.”
In July 2014, NBCA launched its newly designed "Stop the Clot" website with resources for health professionals, patients and family members including healthcare provider listings, patient stories, a knowledge base of articles and reference materials on blood clots and blood clotting disorders. NBCA also sponsors educational seminars and publishes materials to raise awareness of blood clotting issues.
- FindArticles - CDC Awards NBCA Funding to Improve Blood Clot Awareness U.S. Newswire, September, 2007