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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 26, 2018 04:00 PM
From: Representative Thomas P. Murt
To: All House members
Subject: “Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month” – March 2018
I plan to introduce a resolution designating the month of March 2018 as “Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.

March is “National Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month,” a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 900,000 Americans are affected annually by DVT, yet, most Americans (74 percent) have little or no awareness of DVT.

Therefore, I am introducing this resolution in a continued effort to increase public awareness of DVT throughout the state of Pennsylvania. I hope you will consider co-sponsoring this resolution.

Thank you.

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Introduced as HR711