Women with Bleeding Disorders

Although hemophilia is thought of as a man’s bleeding disorder, women can have it, too. The more common bleeding disorder in women is von Willebrand disease (VWD), which occurs in about 1% of the US population. Symptoms include nosebleeds, easy bruising, and heavy and prolonged menstrual periods that last longer than a week, also known as menorrhagia.

The National Hemophilia Foundation’s Victory for Women website has all the information you need about symptoms, testing and diagnosis, and managing your bleeding disorder.

Women with Bleeding Disorders

If you have symptoms of a bleeding disorder, your life can be better if you know. Better if you seek care. Better if you get treatment.
Find out if you are at risk, and take the first step in feeling better. Better You Know.

What is von Willebrand disease?

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GHA Holiday Party

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6:00 Welcome & Membership Meeting

6:30 Pictures with Santa

**Cookies and drinks provided**

RSVP Deadline  November 28th to  info@GatewayHemophilia.org


GHA Scholarship Program

GHA offers educational scholarships to encourage post high-school education for students with a bleeding disorder living within the GHA service area. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of their potential to succeed, academic achievement, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals, how having a bleeding disorder has affected personal and family circumstances. Applicants must either be entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school. The deadline for application is March 31, 2023. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2023.

GHA’s 2023-2024 Scholarship Application

GHA’s 2023-2024 Scholarship Reapplication Form

For additional scholarships, not through GHA click here 


HFA Symposium

HFA’s Symposium is an annual community-centered educational event that draws hundreds of members from the bleeding disorders community together to share information, learn new advancements and build a network of support! Click here to apply for GHA’s participant grant, which is due January 15, 2023.

Click here to register with HFA or for more information.



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