AMA: I am Carol West and I survived a blood clot after having unplanned knee surgery. I live in Canada and now advocate for patients through international thrombosis research. Ask me anything!
I'm Carol West, and I am here to kick off World Thrombosis Day by sharing my journey as a blood clot survivor. It all started following surgery for a broken kneecap when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with a blood clot. Several blood clots, actually. Throughout my recovery, I not only survived, but turned my experience into participation in a clinical trial, patient advocacy and engagement in research projects. In my professional life, I serve as the CEO of a non-profit organization based in Canada. I’m very hopeful about patient advocacy and prioritizing the patient voice in research.
Today I’m here to discuss my blood clot story, recovery journey, what I wish I had known, how it affected my daily life and my engagement in research today. Ask me anything!