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Hemophilia – A Blood Disorder

Queen Victoria was a carrier of Hemophilia and then it was passed to her children who were royal family’s members in Russia, Germany and Spain.

Nicholas II (Russian) suffered from Hemophilia; he was a descendant of Queen Victoria.

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a blood disorder in which blood does not clot properly.
Bleeding disorders can be due to blood vessels defect, the coagulation or the blood platelets. A patient having Hemophilia may bleed continuously for an extended time than a healthy person after a surgery or an injury.
The blood coagulation is a process that changes the blood from liquid state to the solid state and it involves many clotting factors. This mechanism produces fibrin which combines with the platelet to stop the bleeding.
When coagulation mechanism is not effective, the blood does not clot and the bleeding continues.

Patients with Hemophilia A or B have genetic defects in them that prevents the blood clotting factors.

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World Hemophilia Day Showed More Faces of Bleeding Disorders

You have heard about the name hemophilia but you might not know how many other bleeding disorders are also present other than this disease and a huge number of men and women are suffering from those disorders.

world-hemophilia-dayOne of the most common bleeding diseases is Von willerbrand that is also present in both males and females.

The hemophilia organizations along the world celebrated the world hemophilia day on April 17, 2010 and on that day it was aimed to create more awareness among people regarding this disease.

The World Federation of hemophilia launches different seminars and conferences each year and the aim behind it is to create more awareness regarding this disease as even now there are lots of people who are having this problem but are not aware of it.

While discussing about the plan Mark Skinner, WFH president said that “the goal of the World Federation of Hemophilia is that, one day, treatment will be available for all those with inherited bleeding disorders, regardless of where they live”.

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