GHA’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser

August 18, 2016

Farotto’s Italian Restaurant 

9525 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63119

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GHA will hold a wine tasting event on Thursday, August 18. All proceeds from this event will benefit our educational scholarship fund for our college members with a bleeding disorder who are furthering their education. Event Flyer. For more information contact (314) 482-5973.

Advance Tickets $25 ($30 day of event)

 

 

 

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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