In light of the recent focus and headlines about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), the Coalition to Prevent DVT has organized a bus to travel around the US providing people with risk assessments for venous disease as well as offering information about treatments, symptoms and prevention methods. National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia (NATT) said, "There is a special presentation beginning at 11:30am. Melanie Bloom, former NBC correspondent David Bloom's wife, and Dr. Mark Reding, Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders, will discuss DVT and share personal experiences. This event is in collaboration with the Coalition to Prevent DVT, the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the National Alliance for Thrombosis & Thrombophilia." Hundreds of thousands of people in the US die each year from DVT related health issues, NATT coupled with advocates like Melanie Bloom are hoping to raise awareness and education about venous disease as well as provide the public with information about available treatments of not only DVT, but varicose and spider veins as well.