A Professor of Hematology and Blood Transfusion at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos Sulaiman Akanmu has advised air travellers to know what is thrombosis and the risks.

He said that knowing the dangers would guard against coming down with  thrombosis, a deadly condition caused by the formation of potentially deadly blood clots, blood that has turned into solid form within the blood vessels.

Akanmu gave the advice at a media briefing organized by Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, to mark the 2019 World Thrombosis Day.

The World Thrombosis Day  is marked annually on October 13th and it focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis, an urgent and growing health problem.

Some people known to have passed on from thrombosis include actor James Stewart, Rapper Heavy D and Nigerian Star, Goldie Harvey, who died after returning from the 55th Grammy Awards in 2013.