Winter Membership Meeting

Bowlero Lakeside Lanes

1254 Dougherty Ferry Rd., Valley Park, MO 63088

Saturday, February 12th

12:30 – 2:30 PM

This event is for GHA members with a bleeding disorder and their immediate family. Attendees must attend the membership meeting to receive 2 hours of complimentary bowling, shoe rental, and light refreshments.

RSVP Deadline  February 4th jmcnamee@gatewayhemophilia.org or (314) 482-5973


 

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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