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 News and information What's on Get involved For professionals Shaye's story Shaye was a fit active 36 years old who enjoyed playing cricket and football when he first experienced a Pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot in his lungs. He had no warning signs or any family history of blood clots, so his diagnosis was surprising to him. “I still have no answers why I had the Pulmonary embolism, and this worries me. It’s important to seek treatment before the situation becomes critical.” Shaye Shaye needed hospitalisation, as his condition was so severe that he was in a coma for three days. Elissa, Shaye’s wife, was very worried because she knew through her experience as a registered nurse that a Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition. After a lengthy hospital stay, Shaye’s life has changed completely, he now takes medication daily and can no longer play contact sports. "I find it frustrating that I have needed to change my usual habits." Shaye Shaye and his family wish that he had known more about the signs and symptoms of thrombosis before his diagnosis, then perhaps he might not have become critical before realising he needed treatment.