Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Join us August 20

Villa Farotto

17417 Chesterfield Airport Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005

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As an organization dedicated to the education and advocacy for our community, we decided 18 years ago to hold an annual weekend  meeting for our members. At this weekend meeting we bring the members together and offer educational sessions on the treatment of bleeding disorders where they can have the opportunity to meet and network with other people who have the same disorder.

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.