The Gateway Hemophilia Association
is a nonprofit, community-based organization, dedicated to the advocacy, education, and support of families affected by bleeding disorders.
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 according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hemophilia occurs in approximately 1 in 5,617 male births.
Hemophilia B is the deficiency of clotting factor IX and affects about 1 in 25,000 males.
VWD is the most common bleeding disorder, found in up to 1% of the U.S. population. This means that 3.2 million (or about 1 in every 100) people in the United States have the disease. Although VWD occurs among men and women equally, women are more likely to notice the symptoms because of heavy or abnormal bleeding during their menstrual periods and after childbirth. There are 3 major types of VWD: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3.
GHA Holiday Party
6:00 Welcome & Membership Meeting
6:30 Pictures with Santa
**Cookies and drinks provided**
RSVP Deadline November 28th to info@GatewayHemophilia.org
GHA Scholarship Program
GHA offers educational scholarships to encourage post high-school education for students with a bleeding disorder living within the GHA service area. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of their potential to succeed, academic achievement, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals, how having a bleeding disorder has affected personal and family circumstances. Applicants must either be entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school. The deadline for application is March 31, 2023. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2023.
GHA’s 2023-2024 Scholarship Application
GHA’s 2023-2024 Scholarship Reapplication Form
For additional scholarships, not through GHA click here
HFA’s Symposium is an annual community-centered educational event that draws hundreds of members from the bleeding disorders community together to share information, learn new advancements and build a network of support! Click here to apply for GHA’s participant grant, which is due January 15, 2023.
Click here to register with HFA or for more information.