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Hemophilia Carriers Voice Need for Better Pregnancy, Childbirth Care

Women who are carriers for hemophilia — meaning they can pass the disease-causing mutation to their children — think a more individually tailored, information-rich healthcare approach could improve the experience of getting or being pregnant, a small study found. “Healthcare professionals could use these insights to adapt their consultations to…

MarzAA Reduced Bleed Frequency in Certain Male Patients

Preventive treatment with marzeptacog alfa activated (MarzAA) can reduce bleed frequency substantially in men with hemophilia A or B who developed inhibitors to conventional replacement therapies, according to data from a Phase 2 clinical trial. The findings were reported in the study, “Subcutaneous engineered factor…

Sept. 18 is ‘Unite Day’ for Bleeding Disorders Community

Bleeding disorder patients and their supporters are encouraged to participate on Sept. 18 in Unite Day, a national virtual event aimed at celebrating the community and underscoring the need for treatment for all. Unite Day complements participation in the annual Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk, both presented by the…

HFA Tackles Mental Health ‘Head-on’ With New Wellbeing Courses

The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is now offering mental health and wellbeing courses, through its Learning Central program, to support people with hemophilia, as well as their caregivers. Topic areas include anxiety, suicide, trauma, pain management, depression, and grief. Offered resources in the program’s library can be…

New Guidelines Issued to Self-administer Hemlibra

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), through its Nursing Working Group (NWG), has released new guidelines to help hemophilia A patients self-administer Hemlibra (emicizumab). In its announcement, the foundation also highlighted the issuance of new guidelines for nurses to ensure safe and effective administration of standard into-the-vein…