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Von Willebrand Disease

A hemophilia nosebleed
By Nick Kolakowski | 02.01.2011

People with hemophilia get nosebleeds, which can usually be treated at home.

Boyfriend and girlfriend
By Bruce Goldfarb | 01.31.2011

Learn how to tell your boyfriend about von Willebrand disease.

Refrigerator for storing hemophilia factor
By Martha Frase | 01.30.2011

Starting a home-care regimen for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders can be a life-changing experience for families. Here’s what you need to know about storing factor products properly.

Blood donation
By Beth Marshall | 10.14.2010

The recommendations are intended to set standards of care for the treatment of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, and to set guidelines for blood safety.

By Sarah Aldridge | 07.26.2010

The National Hemophilia Foundation has counterparts across the country advocating for the needs of patients with blood disorders. These groups had never met until the first National Conference on Blood Disorders in Public Health.

Lung X-ray
By Sarah Aldridge | 07.14.2010

The liver and lungs have something in common—factor VIII (FVIII) is produced in both.

People and DNA
By Melanie Padgett Powers | 06.28.2010

Scientific literature can be intimidating, even to people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Not so for three consumers selected to attend the National Hemophilia Foundation’s new therapies workshop.

Pregnant woman
By Molly Polen | 06.27.2010

For women with bleeding disorders (including carriers), pregnancy can be a time of heightened worry and confusion.

Women meeting for coffee
By Melanie Padgett Powers | 04.21.2010

A new NHF women's institute is developing a broad awareness campaign to reach undiagnosed women—in particular, those between the ages of 18 and 25.

Von Willebrand disease drugs approved
By Martha Frase | 04.20.2010

Lysteda is used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding common in women with von Willebrand disease (VWD), and Wilate is for bleeding in all types of VWD.

Ray Pierce swims
By Lisette Hilton | 03.24.2010

People with all types of bleeding disorders, including von Willebrand disease and even the most severe types of hemophilia, should get some form of exercise.

Doctor and woman with bleeding disorder
By Heather Boerner | 01.14.2010

The first time doctors told Sherri Revard that she couldn’t have a bleeding disorder because she was a girl, she was 5 years old and had just had her tonsils out.

Woman with a bleeding disorder
By Heather Boerner | 01.14.2010

Hematologists told her she couldn’t have a bleeding disorder. After all, she’s a woman.

Young couple
By Patrick Hayes | 01.13.2010

There is good news for women with bleeding disorders looking for a new option in contraception.

Mother with newborn
By Patrick Hayes | 01.06.2010

The study is the first of its kind on a national level, and the results could go a long way toward a better understanding of the physiology of VWD after childbirth.

Doctor and woman with von Willebrand disease
By Kurt Ullman | 12.18.2009

VWD is the most common bleeding disorder; an estimated 1%–2% of the US population have it.

Girl with menstrual cramps
By Kurt Ullman | 12.18.2009

Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) is a common problem for women during their reproductive years

Women with bleeding disorders
By Elizabeth Thompson Beckley | 12.17.2009

When people think of bleeding disorders, they usually think of men and hemophilia.

Bleeding disorders research
By Sarah Aldridge | 12.17.2009

Of the many labs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters, two are dedicated to bleeding disorders research.

Woman with birth control patch
By Patrick Hayes | 12.14.2009

The blood clots, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), can lead to pulmonary embolism, a condition that develops when an artery in the lung is blocked by a blood clot that traveled there from elsewhere in the body.