Hemophilia Association of New Jersey

Platelet Disorders

Platelets serve a critical role in coagulation. Functional platelet disorders are rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in 1 million people.

Bernard-Soulier syndrome (BSS) - An inherited disorder in which platelets are deficient in glycoproteins and are unable to bind to blood vessel walls.

Gray Platelet syndrome - The platelets of a person with gray platelet syndrome lack the ability to store proteins in alpha granules.

Delta Storage Pool Disease - Resulting from a disorder of dense granules that slows platelet activation and constriction of blood vessels

Glanzmann thrombasthenia - A disorder characterized by a deficiency of platelets to clump together in a clot.


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