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What is a Bleeding Disorder?

Normally, platelets bind together to create a seal at the injured blood vessel. Then the proteins or clotting factors come to form a clot. This keeps the platelets in place and prevents blood from flowing out of the blood vessel allowing it to heal.  

A bleeding disorder is a condition where the body is not forming a blood clot properly, because there is a deficiency or absence of the necessary elements (proteins or platelets) in the blood that are required to make bleeding stop.  Without a proper clot, an uncontrolled bleed can occur.  Uncontrolled bleeding can be very painful and cause serious health issues.  

According to the CDC, there are an estimated 33,000 people with Hemophilia A & B and 3,200,000 people with Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) in the United States.  HFNC serves people affected by these disorders and all types of rare bleeding conditions.  

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