Supporting Families & Individuals

Calendar of Events

 Programs

March 8, 2022

Day on the Hill

Nashville, TN

March 15, 2022

Music City TopGolf Classic

Nashville, TN

March 19, 2022

4th Annual Blazin' for Bleeders

Franklin, TN

April 20 - 23, 2022

HFA Symposium

San Antonio, TX

June 3 - 5, 2022

52nd Annual Meeting

Embassy Suites 

Murfreesboro, TN

 Industry Dinner Programs

February 8, 2022

Sanofi Genzyme Educational Dinner

Knoxville, TN

February 24, 2022

Pfizer Educational Program

Virtual

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About Bleeding Disorders

A bleeding disorder is a genetic blood clotting deficiency caused by the absence or inactivity of an essential blood clotting protein, or "factor."  This deficiency causes the body to form unstable blood clots that allow bleeding to continue longer than normal

A person with a bleeding disorder can experience frequent and often spontaneous episodes of prolonged bleeding.  The most severe cases can have extensive bleeding into joints, muscles, and vital organs, resulting in life-threatening emergencies and crippling long-term complications.  

Hemophilia and related bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand disease, are genetically inherited.  However, one in three diagnosed cases of hemophilia results from a spontaneous genetic mutation where there is no family history of abnormal bleeding.