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Melissa Duff

USA

Hello I am Melissa. I am 32 years old. I found out I had a bleeding problem at the age of 12 when I would not stop hemorrhaging. It took 2 years for them to find out that I have a very rare Quantitative Platelet Disorder with a Prostaglanden Defect. I still have never met anyone like me. I have received countless platelet transfusions and blood transfusions in my life. I had to have a hysterectomy when I was 24 to save my life. I now have a daughter who is mild and I pray she does not have to go through what I did as a child and now as an adult. There are no medications or factors for me. When I have a problem I have to get Platelets. I advocate for a change. No young women should have to give up having children because of lack of care or lose there life. My journey is still going and one day I hope for a treatment or cure.

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