Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
On February 28th Commissioners’ Court proclaimed the month of March as “Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month” in Brazoria County. Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease are genetic bleeding disorders that prevent the blood from clotting normally. Von Willebrand disease is believed to be the most common bleeding disorder. It is estimated to affect up to 1% of the United States population. The Proclamation was presented to Melissa Compton, Executive Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.
Pictured left to right: Commissioner David Linder, Pct. 4; Commissioner Stacy Adams, Pct. 3; Sheriff Charles Wagner, Heidi Hensley, Melissa Compton, County Judge Matt Sebesta, Commissioner Dude Payne, Pct. 1; Commissioner Ryan Cade, Pct. 2