Working towards a cure for Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia, & providing hope & help for the present.

Glanzmann's Research Foundation is a dedicated platform providing comprehensive information and support to patients, families, and healthcare providers affected by the rare inherited blood clotting disorder, Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia (GT).

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, our primary goal is to fund research aimed at finding a cure for Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia. We strive to create a community where individuals affected by GT can find resources, connect with others, and contribute to the fight against this rare condition.

Faces of GT

Our Faces of GT section showcases the stories of individuals living with Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia, offering a glimpse into their lives and experiences. We believe that sharing these stories can help foster understanding and empathy for those affected by GT.

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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…

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Faces of GT

Karen “Kaytee”

My story is long but since I am one of the oldest diagnosed Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia patients in the United States. I must be upfront that my history is not a nice one, but I have learned in life, everyone’s life is not all peaches and cream. It is also taken from a couple of e-mails…

A woman with glanzmann's thrombasthenia wearing ripped jeans and a white top.

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…

In our News section, we keep you updated with the latest developments in Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia research and treatment. Stay informed about the strides we're making in our mission to cure GT.

Lauren’s Adoption Journey: Parenthood with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia

April 7, 2024

In the latest episode of “Bruised Not Broken: Life with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia,” Melissa Zdziarski and guest Lauren Hurley share their heartfelt stories of navigating motherhood while affected by GT. Lauren, a GT patient from Massachusetts, recounts her lifelong battle with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia and her determination to become a mother through adoption. The episode explores the…

Our Resources section is a comprehensive guide for anyone seeking information about Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia. From frequently asked questions to detailed information for doctors, we aim to provide a wealth of knowledge for those dealing with GT.