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World Hemophilia Day observed today


Today is World Hemophilia Day. The day is observed every year on this day to raise awareness about various issues that the global community suffering from bleeding disorder faces as a whole.

In New Delhi, Hemophilia Federation India in association with Ministry of Health organised a programe on Initiative on Hemophilia care III. The event was focused towards sensitization on Hemophilia for the policy makers both at national and state level.

State Health secretaries and mission directors, prominent doctors, hemotologists, physiotherapists and hemophilia care givers from various medical colleges and hospitals participated in the event.

Addressing the gathering Prasar Bharati Chairman Dr. A. Suryaprakash said that Prasar Bharati being a public broadcaster has a great resposibility to spread awareness and sensitize the public about hemophilia and related issues.

Hemophilia caused due to inherited platelet disorders, and other factor deficiencies are lifelong bleeding disorders that prevent blood from clotting properly. People with bleeding disorders do not have enough of a particular clotting factor, a protein in blood that controls bleeding, or else it does not work properly.

The severity of a person’s bleeding disorder usually depends on the amount of clotting factor that is missing or not functioning. People with hemophilia can experience uncontrolled bleeding that can result from a seemingly minor injury. Bleeding into joints and muscles causes severe pain and disability while bleeding into major organs, such as the brain, can cause death.

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