Tee off for Hemophilia Golf Tournament

September 25, 2017

The Legends Country Club

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625 The Legends Pkwy, Eureka, MO 63025

Enjoy this four person scramble at The Legends, a premier facility. We will also have special contests, raffles, a silent and live auction. Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure the important work of GHA continues.

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An Introduction to Bleeding Disorders

first_aid_bagHemophilia 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.

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