22 May: Vitale Resolution Raises Awareness Of Dangers Of Deep-Vein Thrombosis

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale which would declare March of every year as “Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month” in New Jersey was unanimously approved by the Senate today.

“DVT (Deep-Vein Thrombosis) is the most serious form of hospital death that many people have never even heard of,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex. “It’s an entirely preventable disease, but all too often people don’t know that they’re at risk, and don’t seek medical attention to prevent a life-threatening complication. We need to do more to get the word out about DVT, and ensure that New Jersey’s residents know the dangers and treatments for the disease.”