25th Annual Gateway Hemophilia Association
Tee Off 4 Hemophilia
September 14, 2015
This golf tournament is the main fundraiser supporting GHA activities. GHA hosts conferences, funds research, and supports advocacy for the bleeding disorder community. This fundraiser helps fund our overall mission to find better treatments and cures for bleeding disorders and to prevent the complications of these disorders through education, awareness, advocacy and research.
6022 Wells Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
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.