Empowering women, Dispelling myths, Sharing knowledge
Talking Red is a campaign run by The Haemophilia Society which raises awareness about women’s bleeding disorders.
There are more than 15,000 women and girls with a diagnosed bleeding disorder in the UK, but we believe that many thousands more are suffering in silence, unaware of their condition. Talking Red starts conversations about symptoms of a bleeding disorder so that we can reach those women who don’t know they might be affected and empower them to get the treatment they need.
Common symptoms of a bleeding disorder include:
· heavy periods
· bruising easily
· prolonged bleeding after a dental procedure or childbirth
Bleeding disorders can’t be cured but there is effective treatment available, which is why it is important that women get a diagnosis and receive specialist care. For those already diagnosed, Talking Red brings together our community to focus on what we can do to improve quality of life and treatment options.
Living with a bleeding disorder can be difficult to manage – not only physically but financially and emotionally. It can impact on education and employment. We help promote a better understanding of what it means to live with such a condition, so that women and girls feel less isolated and better supported.
Talking Red is also about promoting a better understanding of women’s bleeding disorders within our community and the medical profession. Women with mild or moderate haemophilia have often been treated simply as “carriers” of the haemophilia gene and have not received the medical support they have every right to expect. Talking Red wants this to change.
There is so much more we can do to support women with bleeding disorders. Join our Talking Red campaign and start the conversation that could change women’s lives.