Increased Risk? Do You Have the Factor V Leiden Gene?

by Melanie Hundley
(Pacific Northwest, USA)

Mr. Staniforth,

Thanks for your personal note inviting me to share my article on blood clotting awareness and the genetic mutation "Factor V Leiden" or FVL, believed to raise the risk for blood clotting disorders in young, old, men, women, children. There may be other genetic factors also.

Your decision to create this venue for sharing such information in light of your loss shows your incredible strength and caring for humankind. We sincerely appreciate your efforts.

Here's the link for the article. I am hoping it might help someone avoid a life-threatening blood clot as well as find more related info.

Best regards,
Melanie Hundley
Research Bench

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Nov 03, 2011
Thank you
by: David Staniforth

Please for your contribution to the forum and your kind words of support, please feel free to make further contributions and you ay wish to share knowledge with Lifeblood the national thrombosis charity in England.

Oct 20, 2011
FVL and other inherited thrombophilias
by: Annya

Please visit Lifeblood's website at and look at our genetic thrombophilia information leaflet in the Public Section which covers FVL and many other genetic factor which predispose clotting.

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