What is Von Willebrand disease?

Also known as: VMD

VMD is a bleeding disorder. Children with Von Willebrand disease (VWD) have a defect or are missing a blood clotting protein called the Von Willebrand factor. This blood component acts like glue to help blood platelets stick together to form a blood clot at the site of an injured blood vessel. This stops the bleeding.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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