GHA’s Holiday Party and Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 20, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
516 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122
Questions (314) 482-5973 or email@example.com
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.