After surviving a number of blood clots in the past two decades, and still needing more information on a condition which affects 5,000 Irish people annually, Ann Marie O’Neill believes information is crucial to saving lives.
In 2016, she set up www.thrombosisireland.ie to raise awareness.
Thrombosis Ireland aims to give support to patients and their families but crucially it was set up to increase knowledge and understanding of blood clots amongst patients, medical professionals, the Government and the public, as well as improve treatments, services and facilities available to those affected by blood clots or anticoagulation therapy.
A special event is being held in Mullingar next Tuesday n Austin Friar’s carpark in the town between 9 in the morning and 12 noon in an effort to make people more aware of the dangers of blood clots.
Ann-Marie spoke to Anne Norris on this week’s Let’s Talk: