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World Thrombosis Day 2020

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  •  October 13, 2020
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Let’s celebrate World Thrombosis Day!

World Thrombosis Day 2020 will be like no other before! Many organisations in Australia and New Zealand will decide against holding events that encourage gatherings of people in their public areas and meeting rooms , even with social distancing taking place. So this year, THANZ has decided not to provide the usual WTD merchandise, but rather we’ve sent members a small WTD package- the contents of which can be used to raise awareness and promote WTD to family, friends and colleagues.

We’re very grateful to the generosity of Sanofi and the BMS-Pfizer Alliance for their continuing support of our WTD activities.


Thanks to our members for sharing their photos

Members from the team at The Alfred, Vic


Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Bowen Hills, Qld, held a morning tea in which the food had to be ‘clot’ based- snake lollies for RVV, cupcakes with raspberry and shredded coconut ( red cells and platelets ), “Warfarin tablets” disguised as M and M’ s, Beetroot dip ( blood clot ) and crepes with cream and raspberries (veins )- very inventive!


Northern Health

On World Thrombosis Day, the new Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Anticoagulation Stewardship service at Northern Health commenced, marking a milestone of collaboration between their haematology and pharmacy departments.

Dr Prahlad Ho, Divisional Director Cancer Services and Specialist Clinics, said the Anticoagulation Stewardship service is a project the team has been working on for a very long time.

“This service is a combination of all the hard work and collaboration between our pharmacy and haematology teams, as it will help reduce hospital-acquired complications, which is one of critical hospital KPIs. We are doing well, but there is room for improvement.”

Read the full story here

Prahlad Ho with members of the team as Northern Health wearing THANZ WTD ‘Eyes Wide Open’ masks

Arjo held a successful World Thrombosis Day webinar: It’s more than just a clot: Look at the forest through the trees. With over 400 registrations, the webinar was hosted by Adj. Prof. David Hardman and focused on the often overlooked complication of a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS). A copy of the recording is available to view here (note that registration is necessary)

To provide additional VTE awareness, with a focus on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare VTE Clinical Care standard – 3. Inform and partner with patients (available here), Arjo also created a VTE Prevention Patient Leaflet

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