The Females And Bleeding Conference is a regional women’s retreat brought to you by Gateway Hemophilia Association, Hemophilia of Iowa, Midwest Hemophilia Association, and the Nebraska Chapter of NHF.
March 20-22, 2020
Honey Creek Resort, 12633 Resort Dr., Moravia, IA 52571
Register HERE by February 15th
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.