Inherited bleeding disorders are a lifelong condition with no cure. But treatment and support are available.
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
Bleeding disorders are inherited. 70% of affected people have someone in their family with symptoms or a diagnosis. 30% have no family history.
I THOUGHT THIS AFFECTED ONLY BOYS?
Like Tucker and Kelten, some types of inherited bleeding disorders are most often found in boys but can also affect girls. You may not find out until an accident, trauma, surgery or later in life that someone else in the family has a bleeding issue.
HOW CAN I TELL?
Common symptoms of bleeding disorders are:
• Easy bruising
• Frequent and prolonged nose bleeds
• Prolonged bleeding after dental procedures
• Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding
• Abnormal bleeding after surgery, childbirth or trauma
Tucker and Kelten have a bleeding disorder and need your support. Your donations can not only change their lives but safeguard their future as well. For more information or to donate today, visit: www.hemophilia.on.ca
For 60 years, Hemophilia Ontario has supported families with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Your support will change and save lives through education, support and programming. Founded in 1956, Hemophilia Ontario strives to improve the health and quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorders and to find cures.
Women with prolonged or heavy periods who are not diagnosed can find out more at www.coderougewomen.ca