Today marks World Thrombosis Day which focuses on raising awareness of a condition that is so often overlooked and misunderstood.
So, what is it? Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), also known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), is where a blood clot forms in a deep vein and travels in the circulation, lodging in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
Today is about educating people and ensuring we have our #EyesOpenToThrombosis, a condition which worldwide a startling 1 in 4 people are dying from.
If you develop throbbing or cramping in one leg, swelling, redness or darkened skin around the painful area, light headedness, chest pain or breathlessness then please speak to your doctor and don’t let these warning signs go unnoticed.
Our director, Gareth Potsig, has been personally affected by Thrombosis, having sadly lost his father-in-law, Mick, to the condition in March 2018. Gareth recently completed the Virgin London Marathon 2021 having been honoured to secure a place representing Thrombosis UK. He completed the marathon in an incredible 4 hours and 17 minutes whilst raising a staggering £9,147 for the charity. This is a remarkable achievement after training for an extended 18 months following the 2020 London Marathon being delayed due to the pandemic.
To find out more about Gareth’s story and his marathon journey please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneS…/MichaelMcGuigan.