Tee off for Hemophilia Golf Tournament
September 26, 2016
625 The Legends Parkway
Eureka, MO 63025
This golf tournament is the main fundraiser supporting GHA activities. The money raised at this tournament will be used to fund the programs and services that GHA provides throughout the year to the children and families in the GHA service area. These include a teen retreat, national conference scholarships, emergency financial assistance, bleeding disorder camp, Family Education Weekend, youth golf team, and support groups for men, women, and teens.
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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.