Hemophilia Fast Facts

  • cropped-main_slide1.jpgHemophilia is a blood disorder in which the blood does not clot properly.
  • People with hemophilia bleed at the same rate as everyone else, only longer.
  • Internal bleeds are most common, usually in a joint or a muscle.
  • Listen to your child/student – he or she is often the best judge of their need for medical intervention.
  • Honor a parent’s request for protective devices, such as helmets, to be worn during periods of physical activity.
  • Maintain open-lines of communication with your student and his or her family.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Encourage physical activity as defined by the student’s family and their Hemophilia Treatment Center personnel.
  • Recognize the importance of treating this child/student as you would any other.
  • Remember how fragile self-esteem can be.