World Thrombosis Day: Powering 175 Partners Around the Globe

Publication Date: 2015

Source: SO08 Silver Anvil Award
Product Code: 6BW-1504AE1295
Organization/Author/Firm: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis,   The Yu Crew
Industry: Nonprofits Associations / Health - Medical - Pharmaceutical
Specialization(s): Public Service / Special Events - Observances / Global Communications / Special Events - Observances 7 days or less
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Thrombosis is a major contributor to global disease burden and an underlying cause of three major cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE). While public awareness of heart attack and stroke is strong, VTE awareness is virtually non-existent. This is a major obstacle to the World Health Assembly’s goal of reducing deaths from non-communicable by 25 percent by 2025. The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis recognized an urgent need to address this and created the first public-facing campaign on thrombosis and VTE. World Thrombosis Day drew support from 175 partners that rallied 1,500 organizations in 50 countries.