What is Hemophilia?

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What is Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally causing extreme bleeding.

Approximately one in 10,000 people have hemophilia.

A person lacks or has extremely low levels of certain proteins called “clotting factors”.

There are 13 types of clotting factors. The most common form of hemophilia is hemophilia A. It is caused by a deficiency in factor VIII.

Eight of 10 people with hemophilia have hemophilia A.

Hemophilia is not curable but can be treated to minimize excessive bleeding.