Throughout May it is Hughes Syndrome Awareness Month. Organised by the Hughes Syndrome Foundation, the month aims to raise awareness and funds for sufferers of this condition.
Hughes Syndrome, also known as Antiphospholipid syndrome, causes blood clots in arteries and veins and can also cause recurring miscarriages in women.
Luckily, the condition can be easily tested for and treated to stop further clots.
Hughes Syndrome was only discovered in 1983, which is why the Foundation hold events throughout May – to educate and inform the public of this relatively new condition.
Throughout the month you can help the Foundation too. There are lots of ways to get involved. From collecting on your local high street to taking part in the Foundation’s recycling appeal - it’s easy to take part.
You can even create your own event. Why not try a sponsored walk or cycle?
All the money raised goes towards funding research into the syndrome, as well as increasing the public’s knowledge of it.
If you would like to get involved you can find out more at the charity’s official Hughes Syndrome Awareness Month website. There’s loads of information and even a link to their regular podcast, so check it out today!
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