Rare Bleeding Disorders
Bleeding disorders are conditions where the blood fails to clot properly. They are rare and nearly always inherited. Most are caused by blood-clotting factor that doesn’t work properly or is missing altogether. There are also conditions caused by a problem with the platelets – small cells in the blood involved in clotting.
Each related bleeding disorder is named after the clotting factor that is lacking. There are many different types of bleeding disorders because there are many different proteins (factors) involved in the normal blood clotting, which can have a reduced number, not work properly or both.