The coderouge program, sponsored by CSL Behring, aims to increase diagnosis and access to care for women and girls with inherited bleeding disorders.
Click here to read about coderouge objectives, key strategies and expected outcomes.
What is an inherited bleeding disorder?
It is a lifelong condition in which a person’s blood doesn’t clot normally. Blood clotting involves both blood cells called platelets and several proteins called clotting factors. A diagnosis of a bleeding disorder means that either the platelets or clotting factors do not work in the right way or are in short supply. So, people with bleeding disorders bleed longer than normal. Bleeding disorders tend to run in families and can affect both males and females. However, women can suffer more bleeding because of menstruation and childbirth. The majority of women affected by a bleeding disorder are not yet diagnosed. With treatment, women with bleeding disorders can lead full and active lives.