Ugly Sweater Cookie Extravaganza
We are excited to partner with the New England Hemophilia Association for a fun holiday themed cookie decorating event! Community members from the Midwest and New England will virtually meet and learn how to make a holiday cookie that is unique to each region. Each household will receive two special-edition aprons and a $25 gift card to help purchase supplies.
Ugly sweaters and holiday attire is encouraged.
Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 482-5973.
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.