Hear Their Voices: World Hemophilia Day 2017

April 12, 2017

Once again, Precision BioLogic is pleased to support the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and World Hemophilia Day. This year, the WFH is bringing attention to the women and girls who live with a bleeding disorder or has someone in their lives who does. Those affected by bleeding disorders are invited to join the conversation April 17 by sharing their story at www.worldhemophiliaday.org.

Many women with bleeding disorders are unaware of their status.

About hemophilia and other bleeding disorders

Hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, inherited platelet disorders, and other factor deficiencies are lifelong bleeding disorders that prevent blood from clotting properly. People with bleeding disorders do not have enough of a particular clotting factor, a protein in blood that controls bleeding, or else it does not work properly. The severity of a person’s bleeding disorder usually depends on the amount of clotting factor that is missing or not functioning. People with hemophilia can experience uncontrolled bleeding that can result from a seemingly minor injury. Bleeding into joints and muscles causes severe pain and disability while bleeding into major organs, such as the brain, can cause death. 

About the World Federation of Hemophilia

For over 50 years, the WFH, an international not-for-profit organization, has worked to improve the lives of people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Established in 1963, it is a global network of patient organizations in 134 countries and has official recognition from the World Health Organization. Visit WFH online at www.wfh.org.