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Blood clot bank aims to boost global stroke research

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The New South Wales (NSW) State Brain Clot Bank, in Sydney, is aiming to collect over 1400 specimens from donors at the hi-tech facility over the next four years.

Researchers will focus on cryptogenic stroke – those caused by a blood clot of unknown origin.

These make up between 30 and 40 per cent of all patients whose stroke was caused by a blood clot and can be difficult to treat since the cause is not known.

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