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Von Willebrand Disease


Finding the location of FVIII may lead to more targeted gene delivery.

By Sarah Aldridge | 02.09.2012

More new drugs are in the pipeline now than in past decades

By Sarah Aldridge | 02.07.2012

Study suggests VWF requires acidic environment to finish development

NasalCEASE box
By Sarah Aldridge | 10.24.2011

Nosebleed treatment NasalCEASE has been approved for minor wounds for those with bleeding disorders such as mild hemophilia or von Willebrand disease, type I.

Woman upset on bed with man's back turned away from her
By Melanie Padgett Powers | 10.24.2011

Because sexual problems are not often discussed in public, women with bleeding disorders can feel isolated and unsure where to turn.

Home Sweet Dental Home sign
By Elizabeth Thompson Beckley and Melanie Padgett Powers | 09.06.2011

What you need to know about preventive dental care and treatment for people with bleeding disorders.

Boy grinning with missing tooth
By Elizabeth Thompson Beckley and Melanie Padgett Powers | 09.06.2011

Trouble finding a dentist? Here are some ways to find the right dental home.

By Laura Putre | 07.25.2011

Learn how you can prepare your children to manage their bleeding disorder, beginning even when they're a toddler.

Boy dressed up for battle
By Sarah Aldridge | 07.25.2011

Although having a bleeding or clotting disorder can make a child a target, when it comes to bullying and mean girls, experts say anyone can be fair game.

Emergency room sign
By Melanie Padgett Powers | 06.27.2011

An Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Health Needs is available to help parents explain their child’s bleeding disorder when they must visit the emergency room.

Medical ID for hemophilia
By Kadesha Thomas | 05.23.2011

NHF encourages everyone who has a bleeding disorder to wear some form of medical ID. Some consumers are demanding more flair than the plain metal bracelet.


VIDEO--NHF CEO Val Bias and photographer Patrick McMullan called attention to women’s bleeding disorders on New York’s Fox 5's Good Day show.

Ryan and Kay Krivas
By Melanie Padgett Powers | 03.07.2011

Some parents in the bleeding disorders community must deal with additional medical and emotional challenges, because their children have a second diagnosis: a developmental disability or a neurobehavioral disorder such as autism or ADHD.

Chad Heinrich
By the Heinrich family | 02.28.2011

There were several reasons we decided to make this our first NHF Annual Meeting. First, two of the four of us have von Willebrand disease (VWD)—wife/mother Julie and son Chad.

Jill R. Birdwhistell and Kimber Blackwell
By Matt McMillen | 02.07.2011

New NHF Board member Jill R. Birdwhistell, PhD, wants to educate the healthcare world about women's bleeding disorders.

Victory for Women logo
By Melanie Padgett Powers | 02.07.2011

Only when all women are aware of the symptoms of bleeding disorders can we achieve success—that’s the idea behind Victory for Women, NHF’s new women’s health and blood disorders initiative.

Young woman with von Willebrand disease
By Martha Frase | 02.07.2011

While men and women are equally affected by von Willebrand disease, in women, heavy menstrual bleeding is often the major symptom.

Doreen McCarthy and her son, Jamie
By Sarah Aldridge | 02.07.2011

Connie McMullan remembers a daughter's life and death from complications of von Willebrand disease.

Woman dancing
By Stephanie Stephens | 02.07.2011

For treating bleeding disorders, the hormone may also be injected intravenously or subcutaneously.

Doctor with mom and little girl at a hemophilia treatment center
By Rebecca A. Clay | 02.02.2011

HTCs are designed to attend to all of a patient’s needs, from the medical and psychological to practical matters such as schooling, insurance and jobs. Learn how they can help your family.