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This is your very own forum to get across your very own ideas and thoughts about safe gaming, you might have ideas how this might work, or you may have personal experience of a DVT and can share your own experience or that of a friend or loved one.


Before you saw the Take Time Out Website did you know DVT was a serious risk to Gamers?

Because the causes of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) are very similar in different situations your post in the forum does not have to be associated with gaming, for example you might wish to say what happened to you and do something positive by creating awareness of Deep Vein Thrombosis to other visitors to the site.


The Take Time Out ForumAs part of the open forum do you think that the Gaming industry leaders should provide safety, pre game information videos and subtle in game reminders of time elapsed advising Gamers to take time out and move around and Hydrate?


Do you think it is common that players drink energy drinks such as “RED BULL” “MONSTER” and “MOUNTAIN DEW ENERGY” during gaming sessions?


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We are aware that many visitors to this site may have lost loved ones to DVT and if you feel able to share this with others it can often make you feel better in expressing your fears, anger or sorrow, you can post a picture if you wish or tell us a little about them and what happened.


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