Memories are made of this: Swimming just the game for Haemophiliacs

2012-04-23 00:00

Ryk Neethling has been creating lasting memories for children with haemophilia at his swimming school in Cape Town, Val de Vie, in partnership with the South African Haemophilia Foundation and the pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk. Haemophilia is a bleeding disorder that usually occurs only in males, compromises the ability of the blood to clot, and can result in excessive bleeding after injury or surgery or even in spontaneous bleeds. It is a genetic disorder passed on by female carriers, and their male children may inherit the condition. Similarly, female children may become carriers and even develop symptoms, although the prospect is rare.

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