Women’s Blood Clot Support Group

May 14 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Please note all event times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Did you know that women have a higher risk for blood clots over their lifetime than men? Being pregnant, taking birth control pills or hormone therapy, or even receiving infertility treatment are risk factors unique to women. Women who take blood thinners may also have side effects that don’t affect men, including heavy periods, spotting between cycles, or bleeding after sex.

We at NATF understand the unique concerns that women face when dealing with blood clots and are pleased to host a quarterly support group for women of all ages. This group will provide a safe space to connect with others, share stories, and receive support.

A clinician will be online at every group to answer general questions. You may submit questions in advance when you register. Please note that our featured experts cannot provide personalized medical advice.

This quarter, we will be joined by Dr. Bethany Bannow!

Dr. Bethany Samuelson Bannow is a hematologist and scientist passionate about improving the care of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.

As a doctor at Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU’s) Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) and the Center for Women’s Health, she focuses on treating patients with bleeding disorders. She also specializes in the treatment of women with thrombosis, abnormal uterine bleeding due to anticoagulation or of unknown cause and/or hematologic disorders affecting pregnancy.

As a scientist, she works to better understand how the body regulates blood clotting in the uterus and the experience of women with heavy menstrual bleeding. She serves as a site principal investigator on multiple clinical trials for treatment of patients with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders through the HTC.

Dr. Samuelson Bannow is also an Assistant Professor at OHSU’s School of Medicine in hematology. She lectures medical students, physician assistant students and dental residents multiple times on the management of bleeding disorders. She also gives invited talks around the country and internationally on the diagnosis and management of heavy menstrual bleeding in women with bleeding disorders or on anticoagulation.