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Platelets are little pieces of blood cells. Platelets help wounds heal and prevent bleeding by forming blood clots. Your bone marrow makes platelets. Problems can result from having too few or too many platelets, or from platelets that do not work properly.

If your blood has a low number of platelets, you can be at risk for mild to serious bleeding. If your blood has too many platelets, you may have a higher risk of blood clots. With other platelet disorders, the platelets do not work as they should. For example, in von Willebrand Disease, the platelets cannot stick together or cannot attach to blood vessel walls. This can cause excessive bleeding.

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  1. Platelet Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... not work as they should. For example, in von Willebrand Disease, the platelets cannot stick together or cannot attach ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Von Willebrand disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... ClinicalTrials.gov Research studies PubMed Recent literature Conditions > Von Willebrand disease On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
  3. Living with von Willebrand Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With von Willebrand Disease If you have von Willebrand disease (VWD), you ... suggest that they get tested too. Pregnancy and von Willebrand Disease Pregnancy can be a challenge for women who ...
  4. Von Willebrand Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... get the proper diagnosis and treatment. What Is von Willebrand Disease? When people have von Willebrand disease (vWD for ... guys can have vWD. Continue The Types of von Willebrand Disease There are different kinds of vWD: In type ...
  5. Von Willebrand Disease (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... to help them lead normal, active lives. About von Willebrand Disease Von Willebrand disease, or vWD, is an inherited ... needed for clotting are abnormal. Continue Types of von Willebrand Disease As with many conditions, there are various forms ...
  6. von Willebrand Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Von Willebrand Disease? Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder. ... females, while hemophilia mainly affects males. Types of von Willebrand Disease The three major types of VWD are called ...
  7. How Is von Willebrand Disease Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is von Willebrand Disease Diagnosed? Early diagnosis of von Willebrand disease (VWD) is important to make sure that you' ...
  8. How Is von Willebrand Disease Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is von Willebrand Disease Treated? Treatment for von Willebrand disease (VWD) is based on the type of VWD ... complications. Rate This Content: Next >> June 1, 2011 Von Willebrand Disease Clinical Trials Clinical trials are research studies that ...
  9. Von Willebrand disease is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder . ... Von Willebrand disease is caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor. Von Willebrand factor helps blood platelets clump ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: von Willebrand Diseases From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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