Women’s Blood Clot Support Group

Aug 8 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. Ariela Marshall!

Dr. Ariela Marshall is a Harvard-trained physician and an internationally renowned advocate, career development advisor, and mentor. Dr. Marshall specializes in bleeding and clotting disorders, especially as they relate to women’s health. She has worked at Mayo Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania and currently practices as an inpatient consultative hematologist at the University of Minnesota.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Marshall is a highly respected leader, mentor, and speaker. She is the Chief Innovation Officer at Women in Medicine and the Curriculum Chair at IGNITEMed, which are both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting career development for women in medicine. She also participates in multiple national advocacy initiatives with the American Society of Hematology (where she led efforts to found the Women in Hematology Working Group) and American Medical Women’s Association and speaks regularly on a national and international scope to discuss her efforts to advance career development and mentorship for physicians, gender equity, fertility/infertility awareness, parental health and wellbeing, reproductive health and rights, and work-life integration.