Thrombosis AustraliaThrombosis Australia is a central information and resource hub for the community proudly brought to you by the Perth Blood Institute Our Thrombosis Australia Advisory Panel consists of seven eminent Australian healthcare professionals. Thrombosis Australia Advisory Panel If you are a healthcare professional you can access the Thrombosis Australia Professionals site here: Thrombosis Australia Professionals About us About Thrombosis Tools & Resources Your stories What's new What's on Get involved For professionals Justin's story In 1999 Justin was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden, which is an inherited blood clotting disorder. He experienced his first blood clot when he was 38 years of age and spent a lengthy five months in hospital as a result. At the time, Factor V Leiden was reasonably unknown which made his condition difficult to treat. Surviving his first clot was very challenging. He had no warning signs that it was coming and now he is very aware of his diet and keeping healthy. He now wears a medic alert and needs to wear orthotic shoes. He has since learnt how to live with distended veins and since participating in a new treatment program lives a normal life. “Greater awareness is needed” Justin Justin wishes people knew that if something is not working for you, get medical assistance and ask your doctor for alternatives.