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NATF relies on its community of medical professionals, donors, and volunteers to carry out its mission. With their support, NATF is able to extend thrombosis education to local communities and beyond. Featured below are several outreach initiatives that NATF is proud to be supporting.

Georgia Thrombosis Forum

NATF works with the Georgia Thrombosis Forum to promote the education of young students, teaching them about thrombosis and how they can spread awareness in their communities. Each summer, NATF hosts a high school intern from the group. Each intern has the opportunity to work alongside doctors and patients to enhance their knowledge of thombosis and raising awareness.

In addition to accepting interns, NATF is proud to share interviews that the students conduct with professionals and patients on topics surrounding thrombosis. The following are a series of interviews and articles from our eThrombosis online journal:

  • The Risk of Thrombosis in Athletes
    By: Veeraj Rangnekar (Freshman, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA) and Atharva Athalye (Junior, Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta, GA)
    The authors have presented research findings on athletes and the risk of thrombosis. Thrombosis can affect an athlete as well as the family. It can reduce the athlete’s performance and affect their quality of life. Because of the risk of recurrence, athletes will have to always take the proper precautions. At the end, the authors have reviewed case histories of some athletes. A message is that athletes are more prone to getting thrombosis. No one irrespective of age, gender, nationality, and race is immune from getting thrombosis. Read More.

  • National Bodies Working on Thrombosis in Four Countries 
    By Nimish Kadam, Riverwoods Middle School, Suwanee, GA
    This is an article on the research conducted by Nimish to find National Bodies Working on Thrombosis in Four Countries, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, and Nigeria. The author concludes that Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, and Nigeria actively participate in World Thrombosis Day. None of these countries (except Japan, which has arranged 39th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis in Nagoya from June 8, 2017 - June 10, 2017) has a private or national government body trying to spread awareness of thrombosis. Nimish recommends that a Government Body spreading thrombosis awareness in these 4 countries would have a greater impact than only private hospitals. Read More

  • Update of GTF Activities
    By Ishita Sharma, Rithik Raina, Vishnu Venkitasubramony, Young members of the GTF Group
    Since the inception of GTF some 5 years ago, GTF has continued to focus and expand on its efforts of its primary objective: increasing the awareness of thrombosis. The authors are all GTF members and now have updated major achievements by GTF, for period covering from February 2016 to January 2017. GTF during this period has been very successful in launching several other activities, in addition to its main core activity of promoting awareness of thrombosis in the community. Read More

  • Statins and VTE By Aryana Gavankar, Summer 2017 Intern

  • Vitamin K: The Special Ingredient of the Diet By Avanti Upad, Summer 2017 Intern
  • Research in the Proclamation of Thrombosis Efforts in Four Foreign Countries – By: Anusha Tembe, 7th grade at Hightower Trail Middle School, Marietta, GA

  • Heparin: 100 years old and still going strong – By Rohil Badkundri, Aditya Bhave, Atharva Athalye, Rohan Rege, Varun Rangnekar

  • Challenges in Thrombosis – By Rithik Raina, Ishita Sharma, Vishnu

  • Management of VTE by Physical Therapy – By Manoj Niverthi, Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta, GA and Rajath Bappanad, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA

  • Brain Tumors and Venous Thromboembolism – By Atharva Athalyeof Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA and Rajath Bappanad of Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta, GA  

  • Role of Thrombosis Club in spreading Awareness in the Community – By Veeraj Rangnekar, Avanti Upad, Varun Rangnekar

  • Research On Thrombosis In Georgia – By: Ms. Avanti Upad

  • Attacking Thrombosis through the use of Wrist Bands in Middle School – By Veeraj Rangnekar and Avanti Upad of Johns Creek High School in Georgia

  • Anushka Kadam - "My Unique Technique to Spread Awareness of Thrombosis"

  • Research In Thrombosis Outside of the US - A look at thrombosis resources outside of the U.S.

  • Atharva Athaye and Ayush Sharma - An interview with Sarah, a young patient who suffered a DVT

  • Varun Rangnekar - Experience of a 35 year old patient, Ms. Jane, who suffered from DVT and PE

  • Aditya Bhave - "Interview Manjeeri Sangvai, MD, an Obstetrician / Gynecologist"

  • Varun Rangnekar - "A perspective of a patient who developed Pulmonary Embolism and DVT: an interview"

  • Georgia Volunteers - "Our contribution to a very special cause – spreading awareness about a deadly disease."

  • Amey and Amruta Houde - "Efforts by Volunteers to declare “Thrombosis Awareness Month” in the State of Georgia"

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