National DVT Awareness Month launched by the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein-Thrombosis have begun their campaign to educate the public about the dangers of DVT. The company’s spokesperson is Melanie Bloom, widow of NBC news correspondent David Bloom who died of DVT related problems. March 10th was national screening day, so the group made serious ground with their RV that toured around the nation promoting DVT awareness and screening procedures.
MSNBC news said, “In the last five years, The Coalition has made great strides in raising awareness, including the recent success of a Call to Action on DVT and its primary complication, pulmonary embolism (PE), issued by the Office of the Surgeon General -- but more needs to be done.”
If we begin to take action like this, more of the public will be aware of the treatments and symptoms related to DVT. We will hopefully have fewer DVT related deaths like David Bloom.