Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (vWD), are based on blood clotting factors that are missing or deficient. Learn about various factor deficiencies.
Blood clotting/coagulation is the process that controls bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. With bleeding disorders, you may have poorly functioning, deficient, or missing blood clotting proteins.
Learn about the complex natural clotting process and how infused factor works within this process.
PEG is a substance added to medicines that helps them to work longer in the body. Learn more about this process, the concept of half-life, and why these are both important in factor treatment.
Bleeding disorder treatment may include venous access, which means creating a pathway to the bloodstream/inserting a needle into a vein for factor replacement treatment or medications.
If you spot symptoms of a bleed, treat with factor replacement and R.I.C.E. as soon as possible, and call for medical assistance if the bleed is severe. And always follow your HTC's recommendations.
You can better manage your bleeding disorder by knowing the facts, setting goals, and making good choices. You can help minimize the impact of bleeds.
Hemophilia Treatment Centers help bleeding disorder patients and families manage life with a bleeding disorder, including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (vWD), providing a wide range of education and support services.