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Blood thinner study in pregnant women receives national award

December 17, 2014

Dr. Marc Rodger recently received the Canadian Hematology Society’s clinical paper of the year award for his international clinical trial of blood thinners in pregnant women, published in The Lancet. The trial showed that daily blood thinner injections, which have been commonly given to pregnant women at high risk of developing clots, don’t actually do any good. The Hematology Society noted that this paper has “exceptional impact and represent(s) the best of Canadian hematology”. A summary of the paper is available in this media release.

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