World Thrombosis Day 2020: World Thrombosis Day is observed every year on October 13. This day is dedicated to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and draws attention to the often misunderstood condition of thrombosis. The day is celebrated by organising events around the world to spread awareness about the diseases.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a dangerous condition that causes blood clots to be formed deep in the veins of the leg or arm. The clot then may travel causing a blockage in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). When one suffers from DVT and PE together they are known to have VTE.
It is a dangerous and deadly medical condition. The blood clot hinders the normal blood flow in the body, interrupting the circulatory system.
World Thrombosis Day History
The history of the day dates back to the birthday of Rudolf Virchow. He is said to be a pioneer in the pathophysiology of thrombosis. The German physician, pathologist, biologist, and anthropologist, Virchow’s birthday is celebrated today dedicating it to his work in the development of the concept of “thrombosis”. The man had a museum to his name. The Berlin Museum of Medical History was formerly known Rudolf Virchow’s Pathological Museum.
World Thrombosis Day Theme
The theme for The World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is Eyes Open to Thrombosis.
World Thrombosis Day Significance
As per worldthrombosisday.org WTD aims to increase global awareness of thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, and evidence-based prevention and treatment.
Their mission supports the World Health Assembly’s global target of reducing premature deaths by non-communicable diseases by 25 percent by 2025.
The main aim is to spread awareness about the disease and educate people about its effects and consequences. To highlight the global burden of the disease that is only increasing is also one of the goals of the organization.