The Gateway Hemophilia Association
is a nonprofit, community-based organization, dedicated to the advocacy, education, and support of families affected by bleeding disorders.
An Introduction to Bleeding Disorders
Hemophilia is primarily an inherited disorder 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 according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hemophilia occurs in approximately 1 in 5,617 male births.
Hemophilia B is the deficiency of clotting factor IX and affects about 1 in 25,000 males.
VWD is the most common bleeding disorder, found in up to 1% of the U.S. population. This means that 3.2 million (or about 1 in every 100) people in the United States have the disease. Although VWD occurs among men and women equally, women are more likely to notice the symptoms because of heavy or abnormal bleeding during their menstrual periods and after childbirth. There are 3 major types of VWD: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3.
March Membership Meeting
Start Time: 12:30 p.m.
End Time: 2:30 p.m.
Join us for an update on resources offered from your chapter and HTCs. One of the best parts of being your own advocate is that you don’t have to solve all the problems on your own. You can and should ask for help. Register at email@example.com by February 23.
12:30 – Attendees Arrival and Welcome
12:45 – Lunch
12:55 – Welcome from Executive Director
1:00 – Program
1:30 – 2:30 Yard Games and Pickleball Activity
NBDF’s Washington Days
Make your voice be heard at NBDF’s Washington Days
Join us to:
- Meet with lawmakers and staff who shape national healthcare policy
- Become more informed on critical issues that affect your continued access to quality care
- Learn effective grassroots advocacy techniques
GHA’s scholarship is now closed.
For more information and updates related to Washington Days 2024, visit NBDF’s website