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Read about the challenges faced by Tanya on living day to day with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Read about the challenges faced by Tanya on living day to day with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia
Tanya is aged 52 and has Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia (GT), an inherited platelet disorder. She is married and works part time as a nurse specialist. Patients with GT have normal numbers of platelets, but their platelets do not function properly as they lack a key substance which makes platelets stick together to stop bleeding. Tanya’s Story […]
We are pleased to announce The Platelet Society’s First Early Career Research Meeting will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on the 13th July 2018. Please mark your calendar. The one-day event is comprised of two sessions of selected talks from Early Career Researchers, and a poster session. The event will also provide you with […]
The 4th EUPLAN conference: will be held in Bruges, Belgium (September 19-21 2018) – organizer Hans Deckmyn, Karen Vanhoorelbeke and Simon De Meyer. Click here for further information and registration on the Congress website. Preliminary program and registration rates will be available soon. Registration will open January 15. Abstract submission opens on April 15.
Congratulations to Walter Kahr (Toronto @UofT). His fantastic image of proplatelet formation has won the #Platelets cover competition for 2018. The Platelet Journal is an International, fully peer-reviewed journal dedicated to platelet and platelet-related research.
Meeting Abstracts of papers presented at the 1st Italian-UK Platelet Meeting University of Bath, 7–8 September 2017 Organizers: Giordano Pula, Ilaria Canobbio & Mauro Torti Published online: 26 Oct 2017 Link to Meetings Abstracts at Taylor & Francis Online
As part of our continued effort to raise funds and awareness of bleeding disorders, two of our community, Professor Khalid Naseem and Pip Nicolson, with be riding the full Maratona dles Dolomites Sportive, with distance of 138km and 4000m of climbing.The Maratona dles Dolomites Sportive is one of the worlds largest Grandfondo bicycle races. This […]
The Platelet Society has been formed through the coming together of The UK Platelet Group and The Platelet Charity. The Platelet Society supports new and ongoing research into platelet-related diseases. Members of the Platelet Society are actively engaged in researching all aspects of platelet biology, from how they are made to how they work normally […]
Thank you so much to all the friends and family of Maurice Hynes, who raised a fabulous total of nearly £2,600 to help us help people with bleeding disorders. This wonderful bunch of folk were walking in memory of Maurice Hynes – ‘Dad, Gongy, Moss’ who was diagnosed with a platelet function disorder. The diagnosis […]
Candice, age 29 I guess looking back I didn’t notice a lot a difference between myself and other kids. My parents were always careful which activities I got involved in, however being quite an energetic and out-going child I always had my fair share of bruises. Often I had one or two black eyes. My […]