When you don't stop bleeding

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17 April is World Haemophilia Day. Did you know that one in 1 000 men, women and children are living with or are carriers of haemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally?

People with haemophilia bleed for longer time than others after an injury, they also may bleed inside internally, especially in the knees, ankles and elbows. This bleeding can damage organs and tissues and may be life threatening. 

People born with haemophilia have little or no clotting factor. Clotting factor is a protein needed for normal blood clotting. Women are carriers of the condition and they pass it on to their sons. The daughters will not be haemophiliacs but they become carriers and later pass it on to their sons should they have children in the future.

Check out this haemophilia infographic to learn more.

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