Saturday, November 6th
6:00 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Questions begin
The Pavilion at Lemay
305 Gregg Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125
Tickets: $200 for table of 8 (or $25 per person)
Featuring: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, raffles, games, silent auction, complimentary beer, soda & snacks!
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.
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