Picnic held for those with blood disorders

2016-04-13 06:00

THE Department of Haematology will host a series of events in the form of picnics to mark World Haemophilia Day on Sunday, 17 April.

This is done in partnership with the ­University of the Free State (UFS) and the National Health ­Laboratory Service (NHLS) in Bloemfontein. Events are held under the auspices of the Haemophilia Foundation of South Africa (HFSA).

This year the World Federation of Haemophilia focuses on the lack of access to treatment and care.

Through this awareness drive the community are informed about inheri-ted bleeding disorders and are encouraged to look after themselves.

Mahlomola Sefojane, who has haemophilia, is a living proof of self-care. He has learned to turn the adversity of his haemophilia into an advantage by treating himself with clotting factor.

A picnic for people with bleeding disorders and their families will be held at the Loch Logan Island, Bloemfontein, on 23 April from 11:00 to 15:00. For information contact Mahlomola Sefojane on 084-252-5089.

Visit www.wfh.org for more information on the disorder.

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