Working towards a cure, and providing hope and help for the present.

Glanzmann’s Research Foundation exists to provide information and support to patients, families, and healthcare providers affected by the rare inherited blood clotting disorder Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia (GT).

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit with the goal of funding research to find a cure.

Faces of GT

Dezirya

Dezirya Merritt was born in Sept 2000 on her expected due date, and I was all so happy I had finally gotten a girl. I had three boys prior. Well, the doctor noticed she was jaundiced and ordered the special lamp for her, and like normal, we were discharged and on our way home. We…

Faces of GT

Yosra

My name is Yosra, but I’m known as Tanja in the Group. I’m 24 years old! I was diagnosed with Glanzmann’s when I was six months. Since my illness is hereditary, my older cousin has the Glanzmann’s, so my mom had an idea about it. And when I was a baby, mom found bruises and…

Faces of GT

Joy

I was born in 1944 and named for the great Joy that my parents were feeling. Five years earlier they had lost their first son to what doctors put down to haemophilia. He died as a result of having undergone a splenectomy – supposedly, at that time, the cure all to severe bleeding problems!! He…

The Highs and Lows of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia

January 1, 2023

In this episode, we turn inward and speak with our very own Peter Zdziarski and Julia Smith. They allow us to take a glimpse into their lives growing up with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia by sharing their highs and lows throughout the years. These two jump outside of their comfort zones to encourage more people within the…