The Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum

516 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122

Sunday, December 19th
6:00 – 8:00 PM

RSVP Deadline  December 5th jmcnamee@gatewayhemophilia.org or

(314) 482-5973

Everyone ages 5 and up are required to wear a mask while indoors.


 

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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