GHA’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Farotto’s Pasta & Pizzeria

9525 Manchester Road Rock Hill, MO 63119

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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – complimentary valet parking, wine and beer tasting. 
Samplings of Farotto’s appetizers. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of event.

All proceeds from GHA’s Wine Tasting fundraising will benefit the educational scholarship fund for our members with a bleeding disorder who are furthering their education.

first_aid_bagAn 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.

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