J Haem Pract 2015; 2(2):20-21. doi: 10.17225/jhp00055

Authors: Rezan Abdul-Kadir

Rezan Abdul-Kadir
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Royal Free Hospital, Pond St, London NW3 2QG, UK. Email:


The issue of women with bleeding disorders was first reported by Professor von Willebrand in 1926, but it is only from around the mid 1990s that the issue has been fully recognised. Much of this is due to the vision and hard work of Professor Christine Lee and colleagues at the Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia Centre. This work has led to better diagnosis, better quality care and improved quality of life for women with bleeding disorders.


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