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Preface

In recent years, our awareness of the challenges, concerns and misunderstandings faced by women, men, girls and boys with von Willebrand disease has grown considerably. In year 2000 the Canadian Hemophilia Society realized there was a need for a comprehensive, easy-to-understand book about living with this common bleeding disorder.With the generous involvement of the bleeding disorder community, both health care providers and consumers, we gathered and organized the most up-to-date information and advice available.

Now in 2007 we present to you—the children, adults, families and health care professionals whose lives are touched by von Willebrand disease—the second, revised edition.

It is our sincere wish that this book will inform and guide you in all aspects of living with von Willebrand disease. With your input, we will continue to learn, and to raise awareness and understanding within the bleeding disorders community and the general population. This book is only the beginning.