The Bleeding Disorders Association of the Southern Tier
(Member organization of the Hemophilia Federation of America)



[What is a Bleeding Disorder?]

Bleeding disorders are a group of disorders that share the inability to form a proper blood clot. They are characterized by extended bleeding after injury, surgery, trauma or menstruation. Sometimes the bleeding is spontaneous, without a known or identifiable cause. Improper clotting can be caused by defects in blood components such as platelets and/or clotting proteins, also called clotting factors. The body produces 13 clotting factors. If any of them are defective or deficient, blood clotting is affected; a mild, moderate or severe bleeding disorder can result.

Some bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, can be inherited or acquired. Others can occur from such conditions as anemia, cirrhosis of the liver, HIV, leukemia and vitamin K deficiency. They also can result from certain medications that thin the blood, including aspirin, heparin and warfarin.

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For people previously or newly diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, any and all information is key to your health. BDAST offers a start on your knowledge journey. We offer helpful links to other web sites that can offer extensive guidance


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On our About BDAST page, you will learn our mission.  You can join the Blood Brotherhood or apply for the Maureen Cook  Scholarship here. Beneficial Links can take you to Community Organizations and Camps. Reveal where Plasma/HTC centers are across the country with supportive Links to helpful web sites with location finders. Return each month to check out our Monthly Spotlight area for special announcements.

BDAST hosts educational, fundraising and networking events throughout the year. Participating in these events is a great opportunity for support and making friends in the Bleeding Disorders Community.   


 The Bleeding Disorders Association of the Southern Tier (AKA‚Ķ BDAST) 
is a member of the Hemophilia Federation of America.

As a 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit, BDAST is devoted to bettering the lives

of people with bleeding disorders and their families, through support, advocacy and education.