Have you heard of Haemophilia?

For World Haemophilia Day we wanted to help raise awareness of this rare condition. Haemophilia is rare and affects your blood's ability to clot. It's usually inherited and most people who have it are male.

People with haemophilia do not have as many clotting factors as they should have in their blood. This means that they bleed for longer than usual.

The main symptom of haemophilia is bleeding that does not stop.


People with haemophilia may also have:

  • nosebleeds that take a long time to stop
  • bleeding from wounds that lasts a long time
  • bleeding gums
  • skin that bruises easily
  • pain and stiffness around joints, such as elbows, because of bleeding inside the body.


Your local haemophilia centre:


If you have haemophilia, register at your local haemophilia centre. It's a useful source of advice and support.  Find haematology services near you.


Living with haemophilia:


With treatment, most people with haemophilia can live a normal life. However, you should:


  • avoid contact sports, such as rugby
  • be careful taking other medicines – some can affect your blood's ability to clot, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
  • take care of your teeth and gums and have regular check ups at the dentist.

Do you have haemophilia?

Do you get the treatment and support that you need?

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