Join us for GHA’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser
to benefit the “Matthew Wilson Memorial Scholarships”. We believe knowledge is power, and are proud to help turn aspirations into achievements. We’re enabling students with a bleeding disorder to pursue their passions with the help of an educational scholarship from GHA. All proceeds from this event will benefit our educational scholarship fund for our college age members with a bleeding disorder who are furthering their education.
This event will include a silent auction, appetizers, signature beers, a GHA signature wine glass, and delicious wine samplings from participating vendors. Join us Thursday, August 20 at Farotto’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 6-8 p.m.
An Introduction to Bleeding Disorders
Hemophilia is primarily an inherited disease that does not allow blood to clot properly. There is a deficiency in the body of the necessary proteins also called clotting factors needed to stop bleeding. Hemophilia A is the deficiency of clotting factor VIII and affects about 1 in 10,000 males. Hemophilia B is the deficiency of clotting factor IX and affects about 1 in 60,000 males.
Von Willebrands is also an inherited disease that does not allow blood to clot properly. The missing factor with this disorder is von Willebrand factor and affects 1%-2% of the population. It occurs equally in both males and females.