BLOOD CLOT FACTS
According to some estimates, 274 Americans die from a blood clot every day.
*300,000-600,000 blood clots annually
*30% of PEs are fatal
*100,000 deaths each year
More people die from blood clots each year than the total number of people who lose their lives each year to AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.
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