• What is ITP?

    ITP is short for Immune Thrombocytopenia, also called Idiopathic or Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura. This rare bleeding disorder is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system develops antibodies that attack and kill healthy platelets. Because platelets are essential to blood clotting and people with ITP can have significantly decreased platelet counts, the condition carries a

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  • What you need to know about ITP

    SEPTEMBER IS ITP AWARENESS MONTH! ITP, which stands for Immune Thrombocytopenia (also Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura), is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the platelets. The next natural question, of course, is likely, “What exactly are platelets, again?” So, let’s start from the beginning. Blood contains platelets, which are disc-shaped cells that

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  • Five Facts About Hemophilia

    What is Hemophilia? Hemophilia is an umbrella term that covers three major bleeding disorders: Hemophilia A, Hemophilia B, and Von Willebrand Disease are bleeding disorders that can dramatically impair the body’s ability to clot and lengthen the time it takes for the body to do so. Hemophilia is a genetic disorder caused by an insufficient

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