There is much room for improvement when it comes to the general public’s knowledge about bleeding disorders and who can be affected by them.
Raising awareness about these disorders is just one part of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation‘s effort behind the UNITE for Bleeding Disorders Walk.
The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation appears on KTNV Weekend Morning Newscast
The truth about bleeding disorders in women on Las Vegas Now
There are two walks: One in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 15, 2018, and one in Reno on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Both walks are aimed at raising funds and awareness for the hundreds, perhaps thousands of Nevadans affected by bleeding disorders.
Care to know more? Go to HFNV.org to learn about the walk and sign up!
Inherited Bleeding Disorder Facts:
- Von Willebrand disease is the world’s most common inherited bleeding disorder affecting up to 3.2 million Americans
- Hemophilia is most often passed from mother to son, but girls can also be affected
- As many as 1% of women in the United States may have a bleeding disorder and many are unaware of their condition
- Approximately 1/3 of women carrying the hemophilia gene experience bleeding symptoms
- 1 in 10 women with heavy menstrual periods may have a bleeding disorder
- Bleeding disorder symptoms in women can include heavy menstrual cycles, frequent nosebleeds, easy bruising, bleeding after surgery, told you are “low in iron” or anemic.
- Women with undiagnosed bleeding disorders face lengthened hospital stays after routine procedures, increased medical bills, complications with pregnancy and childbirth, and low quality of life due to fatigue and pain
- Take the self-survey at betteryouknow.org to see if you or a loved one could have a bleeding disorder.