One in four people worldwide dies of diseases caused by thrombosis. Thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots form most often in the veins of the leg (known as Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT).

These clots can break off and travel through the bloodstream to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism (PE).

DVT and PE are known as Venous Thromboembolism, a dangerous and potentially fatal medical condition that contributes to the death of one in four people worldwide.

On the occasion of World Thrombosis Day (October 13), the 1st Pre-Educational Pathology Clinic of AUTH is organizing tomorrow morning (9:30-11:30) a two-hour information session for the public on the importance of the day along Egnatia Street.

Our helper this year is OASTH who, in response to our call, will grant us a small bus that will make the University-KTEL route and which will stop at 5-6 key points in Thessaloniki (OASTH stops: Vardari, Aristotelous, Kamara, Agia Sofia, Kolombou, Railway station) and the students and professors who will board it (about 20 people) will get off, they will inform the public for a few minutes at each stop, they will distribute informative leaflets about thrombotic events (stroke, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism etc.) and will continue their route to KTEL» notes the professor of Pathology AUTH/director of the 1st Pre-Educational Pathology Clinic AUTH Christos Savvopoulos

October 13 has been established for a decade as the World Thrombosis Day by scientific bodies in their effort to inform the public about the condition and its complications by increasing the vigilance of the population in the early symptoms of thromboembolic diseases. This year’s campaign slogan is “Move Against Thrombosis”.