Blood clot warning videos shown on planes

Airlines are now showing inflight videos outlining preventative measures passengers can take to reduce the risk of developing blood clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT) during air travel. Both Qantas and Ansett are showing videos which show exercises that are believed to increase blood circulation. The exercises also appear in the airlines' inflight magazines. Additional advice for passengers includes drinking plenty of water and reducing alcohol intake as much as possible.

‘Airlines show DVT videos', The Daily Telegraph, 12/03/01, p 6.