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Living with a Bleeding Disorder

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A bleeding disorder affects the way your blood normally clots. The body produces 13 clotting factors; if any of them are defective or deficient, a bleeding disorder can result. More than 3 million Americans are living with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease (VWD), and other rare bleeding disorders (called rare factor deficiencies).

If you have a bleeding disorder, any cut or injury carries the risk of excessive bleeding. Because each type of bleeding disorder requires a very specific treatment, it’s vital for someone living with a bleeding disorder to always wear a medical ID.

Wearing a MedicAlert ID will communicate your bleeding disorder if you have an accident or medical emergency. Your ID will immediately alert emergency personnel to your condition. First responders are trained to look for a medical ID, and to contact MedicAlert for your complete emergency health profile. Armed with this knowledge, emergency personnel can quickly and confidently treat your specific bleeding disorder with the correct therapy. Wearing a MedicAlert ID can literally save your life.

Benefits of a MedicAlert ID and Membership
for people living with a bleeding disorder:

  • We’re Your Voice: If you can't speak for yourself, your ID informs others about your bleeding disorder. This is important if you’re in an accident, so the emergency response team can check for bleeding and administer proper care.
  • 24/7 Emergency Protection: MedicAlert will relay your critical medical information to first responders in an emergency, no matter where or when it happens.
  • Stay Connected: No one should be alone in their moment of need. MedicAlert will reach out to your emergency contacts when needed if you are unable to do so.
  • Peace of Mind: Enjoy the confidence to live your life with a bleeding disorder, knowing that MedicAlert is there for you when you need us most.

Select an ID and protect yourself or your loved one living with a bleeding disorder:

Living with a Bleeding Disorder