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Stop the Clot - Roadshow 2019


The Ireland East Hospital Group and Thrombosis Ireland invite you to hop on the BIG RED BUS and help us to STOP the CLOT!

This important roadshow is designed to create awareness and educate our healthcare professionals in hospitals and the community, as well as our patients and their families, on the danger of blood clots.  

Venous Thromboembolism Disease, or VTE, claims more lives than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and motor vehicle accidents together and is reported to be the leading cause of hospital-associated death and direct maternal death in developed countries.  

VTE is a blood clot that forms in the veins and can travel in the circulation, lodging in the lungs AND it can be fatal. Blood clots are reported to be the number one cause of preventable death in hospitals, ahead of infection and pneumonia, with 1 in 4 people dying from causes related to blood clots.

The Groups Most at Risk Are: 

- Maternity patients
- Cancer patients
- General long-stay hospital patients
- Women receiving hormonal treatments (contraception or HRT)

Starting on 10 September 2019, and running through to World Thrombosis Day on 13 October 2019, the Stop the Clot bus will tour to the 11 hospitals in the Ireland East Hospital Group and their communities, which includes four Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) in eight counties.

Please see the below schedule for dates, times and locations near you.

An Information Pamphlet can be downloaded 
(opens in a new window)here.

Keep up to date by following @Healthucd and @IEHospitalGroup on Twitter and through the hashtags #stoptheclot2019 #letstalkaboutclots #WTDay2019

UCD Health Affairs

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T: +353 1 716 3481 | E: health.affairs@ucd.ie