In its eighth year, the global campaign aims to increase public awareness of blood clots that result from hospitalisation and COVID-19
The World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign encourages the public, healthcare professionals and policymakers to keep their ‘Eyes Open to Thrombosis’ and join together to place a spotlight on thrombosis as an urgent and growing national and global health problem.
A campaign of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), World Thrombosis Day connects and empowers more than 3,000 partner organisations and individuals from over 120 countries to join forces in the awareness, treatment and prevention of blood clots.
Dr Roopen Arya, India Spokesperson, World Thrombosis Day, Professor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, King’s College Hospital, London said, “Thrombosis continues to be one of the most dangerous and often overlooked medical conditions. In India, over the past two years, due to the pandemic, we have noticed a huge increase in thrombosis as it is one of the most common complications of COVID-19. We must be aware of the risk particularly in patients who are hospitalised in COVID-19 and make sure they get blood thinning injections to prevent the clots. It is also important to stick to evidence-based practice and avoid unnecessary treatments and clotting blood tests in mildly affected people in the community.”