One in 50 people is affected by an inherited bleeding disorder – and many don’t know they have it. Some will discover their status only after an emergency, such as a car accident, when medical personnel discover the condition. Others will learn prior to major surgery when a test will reveal it. Helping the public understand more about inherited bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease, is what Hemophilia Awareness Month is all about. The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation works to educate others on what causes these disorders, how they’re treated and where to go for help.