How to Explain Hemophilia to Children

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this simple animated video from CSL Behring US, hemophilia is explained in easy-to-understand language aimed at children and caregivers of newly diagnosed hemophilia patients.

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The narrator shares the basic difference between hemophilia A and hemophilia B, and that the blood disorder can be mild, moderate or severe.

People with hemophilia don’t have enough clotting factor for blood clots to form. These clots help to stem bleeding, so hemophiliacs bleed much more than other people unless they have regular treatment.

Hemophilia patients can bleed excessively externally (through cuts and grazes) and internally. Internal bleeding in the tissues and joints can lead to serious injury. It can also cause joint problems later in life if a hemophiliac doesn’t take clotting factor as soon as an injury occurs.

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