Tuesday, February 9th
6:00 pm

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GHA and NEHA are teaming up for a Taco Tuesday virtual cooking demonstration! Space is limited to 20 households from each chapter. Each household will receive a gift card to purchase supplies.

 

 

 

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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