What should I know about blood clots?
Over 60% of all blood clots happen during or in the 90 days after a hospital stay. Most of the remainder happen in people with cancer, women who are pregnant or in the six weeks after giving birth and those who have their lower leg immobilised, e.g. in a cast.
Knowing your risk, recognising the signs and symptoms of a blood clot in your leg or lungs and taking immediate action if they occur, could save your life.
- Thrombosis Ireland Alert Card
- Approved translations of the VTE Alert Card are also available in 17 different languages, including Polish and Portuguese. These are available here
- Poster - Ask for alert card
- Poster - Blood clots: Am I at risk?
- Booklet - Blood clots: Am I at risk?
Women & Blood Clots
Women can be at higher risk of blood clots during pregnancy, after birth or while taking contraception or HRT containing oestrogen. The Thrombosis Ireland Women & Blood Clots awareness campaign has developed a series of resources.