By: Grace Kearney
Hemophilia is a very serious genetic disorder. What is hemophilia? Google says that it is "a medical condition in which the ability to clot blood is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. In an easier way to understand, Hemophilia is a genetic disorder where there are abnormalities of one or two of the chromosomes, led to uncontrollable bleeding. Hemophilia is very rare, though. 1 out of 5000 males suffer from this awful disease. Currently, there are about 20,000 males living with Hemophilia right now.
How do you "get" Hemophilia?
The picture below shows the process of inheriting Hemophilia.
Lifespans with Hemophilia
The History of Hemophilia
Below, is a picture of Dr. Judith Pool.
The Royal Disease
The picture below is of Leopold.
Symptoms of Hemophilia
Below, to the right, is a picture of internal bleeding. Below, to the left, is external bleeding. Below, to the middle, is a large swelling of a knee.
This is a picture of external bleeding.
This is a picture of internal Hemophilia.
This severe swelling is from an internal bleed.
Do you have Hemophilia?
Below is a picture of results from a real coagulation study.
Hemophilia Organizations/Support Groups
-Canadian Hemophilia Society
-National Hemophilia Foundation
-New England Hemophilia Association
-Hope for Hemophilia
-Hemophilia Association of San Diego County
-Health Care Comission.