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Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Seeks New Icon to Raise Awareness and Increase Dialogue
Date:3/4/2008

ef Medical Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. "Now we need to shine a spotlight on the critical need to increase awareness and action within hospitals and statehouses."

By designing a pair of socks, then wearing them proudly throughout DVT Awareness Month, participants will become models of DVT information and education, helping colleagues, patients, friends and family learn more about DVT risk reduction and treatment. Some will go a step further and take DVT awareness to the runway, showing off their designs in fun and informative local fashion shows.

The DVT Awareness by Design campaign also includes a recently launched public service announcement featuring Melanie Bloom, as well as Web and interactive components accessible at http://www.preventdvt.org.

For more information about DVT Awareness by Design, visit http://www.preventdvt.org.

About DVT and DVT Awareness Month

DVT occurs when a thrombus or blood clot forms in one of the large veins, usually in the lower limbs, leading to either partially or completely blocked circulation. A DVT blood clot has the potential to move into the lungs and block circulation to this vital organ, creating a life-threatening condition - PE - that requires immediate medical attention.

DVT Awareness Month is being sponsored by the Coalition to Prevent DVT to raise awareness of this serious medical condition among consumers, healthcare professionals, government and public health leaders. The Coalition is composed of more than 50 members from nationally known medical societies, patient advocacy groups and other public health organizations.

About the Coalition to Prevent DVT

The mission of the Coalition to Prevent DVT is to reduce the immediate and long-term dangers of DVT and PE, which together comprise one of the nation's leading cause
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