Who gets blood clots?

Anyone can get a blood clot, but you're more at risk if you cant move around much or if youre unwell.

You've probably heard of blood clots linked to long-haul plane journeys or the contraceptive pill, but most blood clots actually develop during or just after a stay in hospital.

Your risk is also increased if you:

The rest of this topic will focus on blood clots linked with admission to hospital.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018