Every year, March is observed as Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month. The purpose of the month is for people to know the severity of the condition and raise awareness about it.
What is a bleeding disorder?
The condition that includes a wide range of medical problems that cause poor blood clotting and abnormal bleeding is called a bleeding disorder. Hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, are the types that lead to continued bleeding after injury, surgery, or physical trauma. During some situations, this condition is life threatening and must be treated immediately.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms can vary depending on the stage of the disease. Here are some symptoms and signs:
The joints bleed with pain and hardness.
Unusual bleeding after common procedures, such as dental work or any other injection.
Bloody stools and blood discharge when urinating
Ways to help raise awareness:
Download free website banners, profile pictures and infographics and change your social media banners and profile pictures accordingly to raise awareness.
Educate people about hemophilia facts and awareness of other bleeding disorders.
Meet the sick and victims of the disease and make a video of their personal struggle and the ways they are trying to overcome it. Share such videos on video sharing websites and with your family and community members.
Plan an awareness event by joining your community members and the medical team. Capture people’s attention by choosing the most attractive gifts. Gift samples include bracelets, rings, keychains, hats or T-shirts with personalized messages about the disorder.
Also, follow the Twitter page of the CDC website to learn more about research programs and awareness events.
Enroll as a NHF Volunteer
To help people find improved treatments and cures for bleeding and bleeding disorders.
Prevent complications from these disorders through proper education, support, and exploration.
What is the Red Tie Challenge?
It is a movement launched by the community and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) to raise awareness about the inheritance of bleeding disorders and show support for awareness. Visit redtiechallenge.org to learn more about the red tie challenge. Show your support for this movement by wearing a red tie throughout the month.
Change the life of a bleeding disorder victim or sufferer by changing your life. Join the NHF volunteer and show your support. When treated effectively, anyone can emerge from life-threatening illness and lead healthier lives.
The content of the article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult with your doctor or community physician when you have questions or queries about the disease. Share your opinions with us about the article via the comment box.