GHA’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser
August 17, 2017
9525 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO 63119
GHA will hold a wine tasting event on Thursday, August 17. All proceeds from this event will benefit our educational scholarship fund for our members with a bleeding disorder who are furthering their education. The Wine Tasting Fundraiser benefits the “Matthew Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund”. We believe knowledge is power, and are proud to help turn aspirations into achievements.
This event will include music, a silent auction, appetizers, signature beers, and delicious wine samplings from participating vendors.
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.