Anticoagulation UK

About Us

Anticoagulation UK is a charity dedicated to the prevention of thrombosis (blood clots), raising awareness of the risk of blood clots and how to help prevent them by providing information, education and support for patients and healthcare professionals.

Our Aims

The prevention of thrombosis (blood clots)

The provision of information, education and support for patients and healthcare professionals.

The promotion of independence - supporting people to take an active part in their own healthcare and have access to excellent anticoagulation services.

Why is it important?

Simply because thrombosis (blood clots) can cause serious health problems, can lead to long term disability and can be fatal.

In the UK and United States blood clots kill more people each year than breast cancer, motor vehicle accident and AIDS combined.

It is estimated that there are around 1,600 deaths from blood clots in Europe and US per day.

Blood clots are a leading cause of disability and death worldwide.

How can we make a difference?

By working with patients, the NHS, healthcare professionals, government  and industry, we can  work towards ensuring that we have excellent anticoagulation services and help patients to increase their knowledge and understanding of  blood clot risks, the treatments available for clot prevention and  the choice of anticoagulation therapy for their condition.

For people needing long term anticoagulation therapy, we promote independence by encouraging people to take an active part in their own healthcare with the support of their anticoagulation service.

AUK – who are we?

The Anticoagulation UK (AUK) team pride themselves on having the ability to optimise every opportunity to ensure that patients are supported on their individual journey. Hardworking, dedicated and with a wealth of  skills, experience and knowledge, team members bring their expertise to ensure that the organisations aims of prevention, provision of information and promotion of patient independence are priorities.

We receive no government funding and rely on donations, members subscriptions, fundraising and sponsorship. Your support is vital for us to be able to help others.

Our panel of medical experts in the field of pharmacy, haematology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, nursing, palliative care and general practice are on hand to provide AUK with guidance around current clinical practice and research .

We are grateful to the following companies who kindly gave sponsorship towards the production of this website. The companies had no input into the website.

Bayer plc, Daiichi Sankyo, Leo Pharma UK/IE, The BMS:Pfizer Alliance and Roche Diagnostics