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Run In Aid of Thrombosis Ireland

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UCD Institute for Discovery, Belfield, Dublin

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Recognizing the importance of exercises to reduce the risk of thrombosis, students have decided to hold a UCD Run in Aid of Thrombosis IE.

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1.1 About Thrombosis

Thrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein. A clot in the vein (usually in the leg or pelvis) is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a clot that breaks off and travels to the lungs is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE make up venous thromboembolism (VTE).

1 in 4 people die from causes related to blood clots, top 3 cardiovascular killers are linked to blood clots, number 1 cause of preventable death in the hospital is VTE (www.worldthrombosis.org). Above all, the awareness of venous thromboembolism is very low, according to research from 2014 WTD IPSOS Awareness Survey, 81% of people wouldn't know what a pulmonary embolism felt like, and 50% of the people are not aware of or ever heard of this term.

40,000 Irish people are currently taking anti-coagulation drugs and statistics indicate 1,900 VTE preventable deaths in Ireland each year.

1.2 About Thrombosis Ireland

The vision of Thrombosis Ireland (TI) is to support and enable people and their families suffering from thrombosis related illness. The mission is to promote awareness, provide support and save lives. To achieve its mission, TI provides counselling support services at the individual level of patients, run awareness and education program for patients and medical stuff across all Irish hospitals focusing on location providing anticoagulation services and hospitals undertaking surgery and cancer treatments. The main source of revenue generation is through its own fundraising activities, in addition, leverage funds and services through pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and Department of Health and HSE.

Since its foundation in 2016, Thrombosis Ireland has supported many Irish people with Thrombosis on their journey towards independence. They have worked with the staff of St. James Hospital to develop services and supports, frequently adapting to new challenges, and have a shared belief in the potential of people to lead independent and full lives, in spite of the challenges involved in living with Thrombosis.

1.3 Objectives of the Event

Thrombosis Ireland is a not-for-profit company founded in 2016, considering it is a newly established charity organization and wholly owned by volunteers, we saw the challenges in time and resources to run the fund-raising activities. After a thorough research and evaluation, we believe in the value and importance of awareness of thrombosis. Hence, we have determined to support Thrombosis Ireland to run a charity event.

The main objective for this charity event is to raise funds and improve the awareness of thrombosis. The target of our charity event is to be able to raise at least €5,000.

Thrombosis can form when your blood doesn't flow properly, the slow-moving blood can cause clotting problem, if it pools in your blood vessels, lungs or heart, it will be life threatening. According to the National Blood Clot Alliance, there are a number of ways to reduce risks of blood clots. The top three factors are:

1. Stay active, exercise regularly, avoid a long period of staying still

2. Lose weight (if you are overweight)

3. Drink a lot of water

Recognizing the importance of exercises to reduce the risk of thrombosis, the group has decided to hold a UCD Run in Aid of Thrombosis Ireland, to promote an active healthy life style. This event will be organized in order to raise funds and promote awareness to support Thrombosis Ireland.

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