GHA Membership Meeting
September 27, 2015
The members of GHA are invited to gather for an update on GHA, education, getting to know one another, and fun while developing community. This is for families affected by a bleeding disorder. After the membership meeting registered attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the Milwaukee Brewers / St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. at 1:15 p.m.
Kilroy’s (outside on the parking lot)
720 S. 7th Street St. Louis, MO 63128
Exhibit Booths 10:00 Light Breakfast 10:30 Membership Meeting 11:00 Baseball Game 1:15 RSVP to 314-482-5973 or firstname.lastname@example.org *This program is for consumers and caretakers of people living with a bleeding disorder. Space is limited and tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Attendees must attend the membership meeting to receive a complimentary ticket to the baseball game Parking will NOT be provided for this event. Click here for an 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.