Unite for Bleeding Disorders
Walk & 5K
Saturday, May 5 @ 9:30 a.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Forest Park – Lower Muny lot
(#1 Theatre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112)
Click here to register!
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.