GHA’s Holiday Party and Membership Meeting

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum

SCHEDULE:

6:00 pm – Welcome and Membership Meeting

6:30 pm – Pictures with Santa

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Open Play, GHA members will have exclusive use of the Magic House

Cookies and drinks provided

RSVP by December 10th to (314) 482-5973 or jmcnamee@gatewayhemophilia.org

 

Location:

516 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

Questions (314) 482-5973 or info@gatewayhemophilia.org

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.

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