Corinne Guillen is a high school senior from Mebane, North Carolina who chose as her volunteer graduation project to increase awareness of the Factor V Leiden mutation and thrombophilia. Corinne recently held a bake sale to raise funds for Clot Connect and make persons in her community more aware of blood clots. Way to go Corinne and thanks for getting involved!
Want to get involved to promote greater blood clot awareness?
Check out our guide on 'What you can teach others about blood clots'. The precise number of people affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown, but estimates by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) range from 300,000 to 600,000 each year in the United States. Estimates suggest that 60,000 to 100,000 Americans die of DVT and PE each year. Many of those deaths are preventable. Yet, only about six percent of people know what DVT and PE is or how it can be prevented. By talking about blood clots to your friends, family and community, you can help make a difference like Corinne!