The most common inherited bleeding disorder. It affects women and men in equal numbers. Patients with this disease have diminished production of von Willebrand factor or produce a molecule that does not function normally resulting in platelets do not adhere properly when blood vessels are injured, causing long bleeding times. There are different types of this disease They vary in severity and require different treatments.
All About Bleeding
A resource for education, guidance and support for people who have or suspect they have von Willebrand disease. Offers personalized tools, information resources, and community support.
Canadian Hemophilia Society: Von Willebrand Disease
Offers information about this common bleeding disorder. Includes the types, the symptoms, treatment and heredity.
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