We are really excited to have joined with our friends The Irish Haemophilia Society for our Talking Red event in Belfast. A bleeding disorder is a serious lifelong condition often requiring daily treatment and specialist care. There are a lot of misunderstandings about bleeding disorders and many people don’t know that women are affected too.
When talking about women with a bleeding disorder, we refer to women that are affected by a bleeding disorders irrelevant of the severity. 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 project 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.
We will be joined by the following experts: Trish Bell, Haemophilia CNS, Southampton Haemophilia Centre; Lochana Nanayakkara, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Royal London Hospital London; Dr Joanna Davies, Gynaecologist Registrar Royal Free Hospital, London and Patricia Byrne, Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.
This is a FREE event and all friends and family are welcome to attend! Unfortunately there is no creche available for Talking Red Events.