Sunday, July 11th
9:30am 5K & Walk begin
DoubleTree Chesterfield Hotel
16625 Swingley Ridge Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Join us as we Unite for Bleeding Disorders!
GHA’s Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk & 5K is our largest annual fundraiser and directly supports the critical work we do for the local bleeding disorders community. The money raised at this event will be used to assist our overall mission to find better treatments and cures for bleeding disorders and to prevent the complications of these disorders through education, awareness, advocacy and research.
Click HERE to sign up your team, register as a participant, or make a donation!
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.