In July, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) joined AAAneurysm Outreach, a newly-formed national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
The new organization is the blending of the Medtronic-sponsored national public education campaign, Find the AAAnswers, with the Louisiana-based non-profit organization, Aneurysm Outreach, Inc.
Among the initiatives of the new organization is a support network for individuals and families impacted by AAA as well as free AAA screenings. For four months, a 40-foot bus will travel throughout the United States providing at-risk persons with free AAA screenings. SVS members are encouraged to volunteer onsite to answer questions. The bus tour is sponsored by Medtronic, Inc.
For a list of screening locations, log onto: www.AneurysmOutreach.org.