GHA Holiday Membership Meeting
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122
GHA’s Membership Meeting is for members of GHA. Please RSVP by December 15 to (314) 482-5973 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cookies and drinks provided. Event Flyer
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.