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World Haemophilia Day World Haemophilia Day
by The Ovi Team
2018-04-17 07:25:17
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Haemophilia is bleeding condition, clotting of blood fails to take place in a normal manner. Following an accident, haemophiliacs suffer excessive bleeding, as it takes longer to heal, in comparison to normal individuals. This is due to a faulty clotting mechanism. Internal bleeding may also occur leading to organ damage, which may ultimately prove fatal.

hemophiliaHaemophilia is a condition, which only affects the males because it is an X-linked disorder. Males have only one X chromosome on which they carry a single copy of the Haemophilia gene, unlike the females who have two X chromosomes. If a mutant copy of the haemophilia gene is present, then males develop the disease. Women on the other hand, are non-symptomatic carriers.

April 17 is World Haemophilia Day. This day is celebrated by haemophilia organizations around the world, and gives them an opportunity to increase awareness of haemophilia.

World Haemophilia Day was started in 1989. The World Federation of Haemophilia chose April 17 in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day.

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