Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Researchers raise awareness of thrombosis

Researchers from the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Functional Grains (FGC) have put the kettle on to raise awareness of Thrombosis, a health condition that claims one in four lives worldwide.

Researchers from the FGC raise awareness of World Thrombosis DayThe morning tea held on Friday 13 October as part of World Thrombosis Day provided an opportunity for people to find out more about the condition and to check their body mass index and blood pressure.

"Thrombosis is the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in the artery or vein and the condition is one of the leading causes of death worldwide," CSU lecturer in haematology Dr Abishek Santhakumar said.

"World Thrombosis Day seeks to increase global awareness of thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms and evidence-based prevention and treatment.

"Improving human health is one of the areas of research at the Functional Grains Centre and Charles Sturt University School of Biomedical Sciences and we think it's important to shine a light on this often overlooked medical condition."

Funded by the Australian Research Council, the FGC is an initiative of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation.‚Äč