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THIS week sees the launch of ‘Ask about Clots’ – a new campaign to prevent patients dying from blood clots while in hospital.

It has been estimated that 1,250 people are risk of death every year in Wales from blood clots that they may develop while they are in hospital.

And new research reveals that 62 per cent of people in Wales believe that they are more likely to develop a thrombosis on an aeroplane than in hospital. In reality, two thirds of blood clots occur in hospital or 90 days following discharge.

The good news is that blood clots – also known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – are preventable.

Ask about Clots is encouraging individuals to ask their doctor, nurse or healthcare professional about their risk of developing a blood clot – so that they can be assessed and given appropriate treatment to prevent one developing.

If you would like further information, please visit askaboutclots.co.uk Dr Simon Noble Medical Director for Lifeblood Wales

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Johnnywelsh says...

Caerphilly County Borough Council to introduce Car parking charges at all local parks: Cwm Darran, Sirhowy Valley, Parc Penallta, Parc Coetir and Pen-y-fan Pond.

Under the plans, parking will cost £1 for two hours, £3 for a day and £50 for an annual ticket, this includes disabled badge holders!

Not only does this go against everything the government is saying on fighting child hood obesity the impact on the local community is going to be significant. Local roads are going to be dangerously crowded as people try to avoid the parking fees and families that enjoyed visiting these beautiful locations will think twice before visiting.

A petition has been started at the link below, I'd urge anyone interested in maintaining our freedom to enjoy the beautiful local scenery to sign up.

If a 1000 signatures are not collected by 25th April this will not go ahead, currently it's at 782.

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Caerphilly County Borough Council to introduce Car parking charges at all local parks: Cwm Darran, Sirhowy Valley, Parc Penallta, Parc Coetir and Pen-y-fan Pond. Under the plans, parking will cost £1 for two hours, £3 for a day and £50 for an annual ticket, this includes disabled badge holders! Not only does this go against everything the government is saying on fighting child hood obesity the impact on the local community is going to be significant. Local roads are going to be dangerously crowded as people try to avoid the parking fees and families that enjoyed visiting these beautiful locations will think twice before visiting. A petition has been started at the link below, I'd urge anyone interested in maintaining our freedom to enjoy the beautiful local scenery to sign up. If a 1000 signatures are not collected by 25th April this will not go ahead, currently it's at 782. http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/ca erphilly-county-boro ugh-council-say-no-t o-implementing-car-p arking-charges-at-ou r-local-open-spaces- and-countryside-walk s-in-caerphilly-boro ugh Johnnywelsh
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