Supporting Families & Individuals

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.

Calendar of Events

 

October 2019

Takeda Sponsored Dinner

Resilience: Growing Through Lifes Changes

Speaker:  April Morris

October 8th  

Knoxville, TN

Takeda Sponsored Dinner

Resilience: Growing Through Lifes Changes

Speaker:  April Morris

October 22nd

Nashville, TN

 

Octapharma Sponsored Dinner

Microbleeds:

What are they and what are their implications? 

Speaker:  Janella Swartz, RN

October 24th

Knoxville, TN

Blood Brotherhood Retreat

October 24 - 27

New Concord, KY

November 2019

20th Annual Royal Gala

November 2nd

Cambria Hotel Nashville

Nashville, TN

Caregiver Retreat

November 8 - 9

Gatlinburg, TN

December 2019
 

Women's Initiative

December 6 & 7

Knoxville, TN

About us:

Tennessee Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  The foundation was founded in 1970.

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