Brian Leber MDCM FRCPC


Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is a disorder in which there are too few platelets and the blood does not clot properly. People who have thrombocytopenia may bleed a lot from an injury because they have an abnormally low number of platelets. Some conditions or diseases lead to thrombocytopenia because they destroy a person’s platelets…

Hemophilia

Learn what hemophilia is, what can cause it, and what treatment is needed.

Hemophilia: Preventing Bleeding Episodes

How can I care for myself? If you have hemophilia, you can take steps at home to prevent bleeding episodes and improve your health. Recognize bleeding symptoms. Be active, but exercise with care. Don’t take nonprescription medicines unless your doctor tells you to. Prevent injuries and accidents around your home…

Donating Blood

What is blood donation? Blood donation is giving some of your blood so that it can be used to help someone else. Donated blood helps people who have lost blood in an accident or who have an illness such as cancer, anemia, sickle cell disease, or hemophilia. Donated blood includes red blood cells and the other things…

Von Willebrand’s Disease

Von Willebrand’s disease is an inherited bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly. In this disease, a protein in the body’s blood system (von Willebrand factor) is missing or does not work well, and the blood cells (platelets) cannot stick together normally to form clots at the site of bleeding…