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About ETHA

The mission of ETHA is to give the thrombosis and hemostasis community a voice and to drive prioritisation of thrombosis and hemostasis in the EU patient safety and research programs. With a united focus on raising awareness of bleeding and clotting disorders, ETHA stands together to work with the public as well as decision makers' to provide input into EU health and patient safety strategies. ETHA is led by Anna Falanga, MD, Director of the Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine, Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center, Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy.

Hemostasis & Thrombosis

Coagulation disorders (thrombosis and hemostasis) are disruptions in the body’s ability to control blood clotting. These disorders can result in either a hemorrhage (too little clotting that causes an increased risk of bleeding) or thrombosis (too much clotting that causes blood clots to obstruct blood flow). More specifically, thrombosis is the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in an artery or vein. It is the underlying cause of heart attack, thromboembolic stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE), the top three cardiovascular killers. Hemostasis is the human body's response to blood vessel injury and bleeding. It involves a coordinated effort between platelets and numerous blood clotting proteins (or factors), resulting in the formation of a blood clot and subsequent stopping of the bleed.

ETHA Members

Belgian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Czech Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Danish Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Danubian League against Thrombosis and Haemorrhagic Disorders
Dutch Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis
French Group for Studies on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
French Society of Angiology
Institute for the Study and Education in Thrombosis and Antithrombotic Therapy (Greece)
Hungarian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Irish Centre for Vascular Biology
Italian Society for the study of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Kyrgyz Atherosclerosis Society
Norwegian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Group of Haemostasis of the Polish Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine
Russian National Association on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Serbian Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Slovak Society on Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
Spanish Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Swedish Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
European Independent Foundation in Angiology / Vascular Medicine (VAS)
VTE Ireland