The Bleeding Disorder Foundation of Washington advocates for the health and care of children and adults affected by the challenges of hemophilia
and von Willebrand Disease.
Our mission is to embrace a holistic approach to educating our supporters and empowering those within our community to bring a voice to our cause.
Together we will find a cure.
Declan McNulty underwent a typical circumcision procedure that quickly went wrong as the doctors could not get his bleeding under control. After a 2nd and 3rd procedure doctors felt the bleeding had stopped. Twelve hours later we rushed back to the hospital for a 4th and then a 5th procedure, but by this point Declan had lost 30% of his blood. After the doctors ran a set of blood tests on July 26, 2009 we learned Declan had Severe Hemophilia A, meaning his blood does not clot at all and never will without medication.
Declan’s bleeding disorder is expensive! His medicine (Factor) costs about $1 per unit and treatment amounts are based on weight….