World Haemophilia Day 2018: All you need to know about the disease

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New Delhi: Every year on 17th of April, World Hemophilia Day is observed throughout the world to increase awareness about the disease and other inherited bleeding disorders.Started in 1989 by World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH), this particular day was chosen to honour Frank Schnabel, the founder of WFH, whose birthday falls on the same date.

The theme for this year’s World Haemophilia Day is ‘Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger’.

Haemophilia is a rare genetic blood disorder in which the blood loses its tendency to clot normally. Due to lack of sufficient blood-clotting proteins, Haemophilia patients bleed for a much longer time after an injury. In this condition, internal bleeding can damage organs and tissue and may be life-threatening. The number of people suffering from the haemophilia is quite rare in the world.

Types of haemophilia

There are of two types of the condition- Hemophilia A and Hemophilia B. Each of them is categorized with low levels of certain clotting…

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