Genetic Disorders

Katelyn Finch Biology 4th period

Haemophilia

Hemophilia patients have lower blood clotting abilities because of a chromosomal mutation. This is more likely to occur in males than females.

Karyotype of Hemophilia

This picture shows the karyotype of hemophilia and what the chromosome looks like when it is mutated.

Fast Facts

  • Hemophilia is most commonly found on males
  • Found in 1 in 4,500
  • There are two types of Hemophilia; A and B
  • In more than half of the cases the cause is unknown

Charity

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding.