PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — SIGVARIS, the
global leader in medical compression therapy, has teamed up with
the North American Thrombosis Forum and Boston Red Sox Manager and
blood clot survivor, Terry Francona, to raise awareness about the
dangers of blood clots.
Did you know that every year more people die from blood clots
than from breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents combined? That’s
why SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression stockings
and socks, is working to educate people about DVT (Deep Vein
In an effort to help raise awareness, SIGVARIS will provide “red
socks” to those attending the North American Thrombosis Forum’s
Celebration of Gratitude honoring Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox
Manager and blood clot survivor on Nov. 10.
“SIGVARIS became the global leader in medical compression
therapy by caring about the health of the people that wear our
products. We wanted to help raise awareness about the dangers of
DVT because many people develop blood clots in their leg. As a
company, we strive to help people have healthy legs, and our DVT
prevention campaign allows us to fulfill our mission to educate
everyone about how to keep their legs healthy,” says Judith
Brannan, SIGVARIS Medical Affairs & Education Manager.
The event this November, in conjunction with the North American
Thrombosis Forum, is yet another effort in SIGVARIS’ mission to
provide awareness in the community about DVT prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends
the following tips for DVT prevention:
- Move around as soon as possible after surgery, illness or
- Those at risk for DVT should talk to their doctor about
graduated compression stockings and medication (anticoagulants) to
prevent or treat DVT
- When traveling or sitting for more than four hours get up and
walk around every few hours and exercis