Supporting Families & Individuals

Calendar of Events

 Programs

August 13, 2022

16th Annual Pitchin' for Caleb

Crossville, TN

 

August 27, 2022

4th Annual Blazin' for Bleeders 5k/Fun Walk

Gateway Island

Murfreesboro, TN

 

September 16 - 18, 2022

3rd Annual Caregiver Retreat

Lebanon, TN

 

October 1, 2022

Fall Festival

Kyker Farms

Sevierville, TN

October 15, 2022

Family Fishing Day

Shelby Park, Nashville

Sponsored by the Predators!

November 5, 2022

The 22nd Annual Royal Gala

City Winery

Nashville, TN

 Industry Dinner Programs

August 16th, 2022

Learn More About Treating Hemo A

Sanofi Program

Germantown, TN

September 15th, 2022

Coping with Anxiety & Depression

Novo Nordisk Program

Knoxville, TN

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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.