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Women’s awareness

Women’s awareness

When it comes to haemophilia, patients are predominantly male with women being carriers of the disorder. However a vast proportion of our membership are people with von Willebrands disease, many of them women. Talking Red is our flagship campaign raising much-needed awareness of bleeding disorders among the female community.

Talking Red – The Haemophilia Society UK’s campaign to get women talking about bleeding disorders

A bleeding disorder is a serious lifelong condition often requiring daily treatment and specialist care. There is a lot of misunderstanding about bleeding disorders and many people don’t know that women are affected too.

In fact, tens of thousands of women across the UK are living with the symptoms of a bleeding disorder without even knowing it.

The Talking Red campaign was launched to make women more aware of the symptoms of a bleeding disorder – heavy periods, bruising easily and prolonged bleeding after a procedure or childbirth – and to promote better understanding of what it means to live with such a condition.

Bleeding disorders can’t be cured but there is effective treatment available, so our message is get Talking Red to help the thousands of women who are suffering in silence.

For more information visit the Talking Red microsite