World Haemophilia Day:17 April

\"\"By Dr.Pradeep Jain

Haemophilia  is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body’s ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken. Haemophilia A(clotting factor VIII deficiency) is the most common form of the disorder.Haemophilia lowers blood plasma clotting factor levels of the coagulation factors needed for a normal clotting process.This disease is mostly seen in males only.
Prolonged bleeding and re-bleeding are the diagnostic symptoms of haemophilia. Internal bleeding is common in people with severe haemophilia and some individuals with moderate haemophilia 17 April is World Haemophilia Day. This day is celebrated by haemophilia organisations 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 (WHF) chose 17 April in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day. It is a day for us to remember and reflect on the contributions of people like Frank Schnabel who have dedicated themselves to improving care for people with haemophilia. It is also a time for us to re-commit ourselves to continuing the fight to improve the quality of life of people with haemophilia around the world.

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