Hemophilia is a serious, inherited bleeding disorder in which a person’s blood doesn’t clot properly. The blood is lacking a protein that is needed for normal clotting.1 Some people with hemophilia lack a protein called factor VIII (pronounced factor eight). This is hemophilia A.1 In severe cases it can lead to serious and recurring episodes of bleeding, either spontaneously or after minor trauma. These bleeds can be a significant health concern as they can cause pain and lead to chronic swelling, deformity, reduced mobility, and long-term joint damage.2 Hemophilia A is the most common type of hemophilia, affecting around 3,000 Canadians1 and approximately 320,000 people worldwide.3

ReDEFINE HEMOPHILIA is a campaign sponsored by Roche that aims to inspire. To spark conversation. To encourage and motivate people living with hemophilia A to redefine their goals and aspirations – and start to redefine what it really means to live life with hemophilia A.

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References

  1. Canadian Hemophilia Society. All About Carriers: A guide for carriers of Hemophilia A and B. Available at: http://www.hemophilia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/AACFinal.pdf. Accessed December 2019.
  2. Franchini M, Mannucci PM. Haemophilia A in the third millennium. Blood Rev 2013; 179-84.
  3. World Federation of Hemophilia. Guidelines for the Management of Hemophilia. Available at: http://www1.wfh.org/publications/files/pdf-1472.pdf. Accessed December 2019.