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Will they let me in the army if I have a blood clotting disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Military standards

"Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.
4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287) , or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/blood.htm

In brief: Military standards

"Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.
4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287) , or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/blood.htm
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