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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
National Blood Clot Alliance
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:National Blood Clot Alliance
Web address:http://www.stoptheclot.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct931275
Date of initial review: 13 Sep 2010
Validity of certificate08 May 2012 - May 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Further information about the editor and the members of Medical and Scientific Advisory Board is found at the website.
Editing of educational site content is managed by Mary Ellen McCann, RN, Director Health Learning under the guidance of the Medical and Scientific advisory board.
  (02 May 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The mission of the National Blood Clot Alliance is to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education, support and advocacy.

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Audience: General public and healthcare professionals.
Educational Brochures
Train-the-Trainer workshops for healthcare professionals
  (02 May 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
It is not the intention of NBCA or MASAB to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided and both NBCA and MASAB urge you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
Your privacy matters to us. Unless compelled by law, NBCA will not sell, share, borrow or barter your private information with any 3rd party organization, company or group. Your contact data is safe with NBCA.

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Antithrombin Deficiency
Selected References
1. “Inherited Antithrombin Deficiency: a Review”.
Patnaik M, Moll S. Haemophilia 2008;14:1229-
2. “Thrombosis in Antithrombin-III-Deficient Persons”.
Demers C et al. Ann Intern Med 1992;116:754-
3. “Increased fetal loss in women with heritable
thrombophilia”. Preston FE et al. Lancet 1996;
4. “Management of pregnancy with congenital
antithrombin III deficiency: two case reports and
a review of the literature”. Yamada T. J Obstet
  (15 Sep 2010) - Link

This page was last modified on 04/22/2012 21:41:41.

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5. Justification of claims
All the relevant information is provided.
Blood Clot Treatment
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6. User support and adequation
For questions concerning the NBCA website please click here to contact our webmaster.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Partners-Sponsors are enumerated.
Click here to view NBCA's 2009 audited financial statements.
Click here to view NBCA's 2010 audited financial statements.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
As of December 10, 2010:
Board of Directors Conflict of Interest Summary
MASAB Conflict of Interest Summary
Staff Conflict of Interest Summary
  (02 May 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) accepts advertising and sponsorship under strict guidelines. We will refuse any advertisement that we believe is incompatible with our mission.

The presence of an ad on our site or in other published materials does not imply endorsement of the advertised company or product. Advertisers and sponsors must not make unsubstantiated health claims or suggest that NBCA has endorsed a product. NBCA maintains a distinct separation between advertising content and editorial content
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All advertising content on our site is clearly labeled as an advertisement. Sponsored areas of the site are labeled as such, and the sponsoring organizations are identified.
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