Below are links to information related to bleeding disorders. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.
Bleeding Disorders in Women (12/29/2011)
Heavy blood flow during menstrual periods can be a sign of a bleeding disorder. Talk to your doctor.
on Females with von Willebrand Disease: May 1998 through December
This issue of the Universal Data Collection (UDC) Surveillance Report focuses on women with von Willebrand disease (VWD) who have been enrolled in the UDC program. The purpose of this surveillance report is to disseminate the information being collected by UDC to public health workers, health educators and planners, other care providers, and patients in the bleeding disorders community. The report contains information about the demographic characteristics of the participants, their blood and factor product use, and the occurrence and treatment of joint and infectious diseases. The two most common congenital bleeding disorders are VWD and hemophilia. VWD is caused by the defective synthesis or function of a protein, von Willebrand factor that is necessary for normal blood clotting. VWD occurs with equal frequency in men and women.
Disorders in Women: The CDC Program
The CDC program for women with bleeding disorders has included a series of collaborative research projects with the goals of establishing the prevalence of bleeding disorders; assessing physician awareness; improving diagnostic testing techniques; and evaluating treatment and management options. This article was published in the January/February 2003 issue of HemAware.
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