Article Abstract

Preface to Special Issue: diagnosis and management of von Willebrand disease—diverse approaches to a global and common bleeding disorder

Authors: Emmanuel J. Favaloro


It is a pleasure to present the readership of Annals of Blood (AOB) with this special issue compilation on von Willebrand disease (VWD). It was with some substantial personal gratification for me to put this issue together, in part to reprise a similar issue that I prepared for the journal Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis nearly a decade ago (1). The most intriguing question, of course, is whether or not great strides have been made in the field since that time!