PEORIA, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, will join officials from the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI) Monday morning to highlight the challenges and treatment for individuals impacted by blood disorders and discuss newly introduced legislation inspired by local residents to reduce mortality in Illinois.

Their press conference will take place Monday, Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute, located at 427 W. Northmoor Rd. in Peoria.

“Blood clots and clotting disorders have had a significant impact on families across our community, including Deveraux and Kristie Hubbard who tragically lost their son Devereaux Hubbard II from a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot,” Gordon-Booth said. “Since then, they’ve worked within our community to build awareness about blood clots and clotting disorders in his honor and to help save lives. I’m honored to partner with them on this legislation, and I’m thankful for the critical role that BCDI plays not just for residents in Peoria, but for thousands across Illinois.”

Gordon-Booth introduced House Bill 4172 Friday, which seeks to increase education efforts, boost awareness and help with the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. Filed on World Thrombosis Day, the measure aims to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality caused by blood clots.

BCDI provides services for over 7,000 individuals with bleeding and blood clotting disorders, and is the only federally-funded Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence in the state south of Chicago. For more information, please visit

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Rep. Jehan Gordon-BoothRep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

Deputy Majority Leader
92nd District
Springfield Office:
632 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3186
District Office:
300 E. War Memorial Drive
Suite 303
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 681-1992