Virtual Team Meeting

March 2021 

Blood Clot Awareness Month 

Every 6 Minutes 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an American passes away from a blood clot every 6 minutes.* 

 

*CDC.GOV understanding blood clots infographic. The CDC is owned by the US Dept of Health and Human Services and is not affiliated with this campaign. 

What is a Pulmonary Embolism (PE)? 

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A PE occurs when a clot elsewhere in the body travels through the bloodstream to the lungs.  PEs block blood flow to the lungs, decrease the amount of oxygen in the blood, and affect a person's ability to breathe. PEs can be life-threatening.**

Risk Factors*

Symptoms & Signs of PE*

  • A hospital stay 

  • Surgery 

  • Major trauma (i.e., car accident, fall, head injury)

  • Infection

  • Inflammatory or autoimmune disease

  • Active cancer or chemotherapy 

  • Estrogen-containing birth control pills and hormone therapies 

  • Pregnancy   

  • Obesity 

  • Leg paralysis 

  • History of heart attack or stroke 

  • Prior blood clot(s) 

  • Family history of blood clots 

  • Genetic or acquired clotting disorders 

  • Immobility (limited movement), including 

    • Being on bed rest ​

    • Being sedentary (sitting most of the day not physically active)

    • Traveling for long periods of time (4+ hours on a plane, car, or train)  

  • Sudden shortness of breath 

  • Chest pain 

  • Coughing up blood 

  • Rapid or irregular heart rate

*Published by the NATF - What is Thrombosis | https://natfonline.org/patients/what-is-thrombosis/

The North American Thrombosis Forum 

M.A.W. supports the North American Thrombosis Forum.  NATF is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by blood clots and related diseases. 

 

 

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Proceeds benefit NATF a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Happy Friends
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Crumbs of Love 

2021 Bakery Partner 

Manu Ajamu Williams 

M.A.W. was established in 2015, in loving memory of Manu Ajamu Williams.

 

 

Manu (furthest on the right), passed away from a PE, at the young age of 36 

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Let's fight blood clots together  

Proceeds of M.A.W. Charity Events benefit official 501(C)3 charities 

PHONE:  641-715-3900 X 593533

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