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FAST FACTS.

Hemophilia

Here are some interesting numbers about hemophilia, a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting normally.

1 in 5,000

is the number of live male births diagnosed with hemophilia A.

4 times

is the amount hemophilia A is more common than hemophilia B.

20,000

individuals are estimated to have hemophilia in the U.S.

400,000

individuals are estimated to have hemophilia worldwide.

75 percent

is the approximate proportion of people worldwide with hemophilia not receiving adequate treatment.

90 percent

is the proportion of American hemophiliacs that contracted AIDS when blood and plasma donations were not properly screened for HIV.

1 percent

is the proportion of the U.S. population affected by von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common bleeding disorder.

70 percent

is the proportion of those in the U.S. affected by VWD that have type I, the mildest and most common form of hemophilia.

* Source: https://www.hemophilia.org/ About-Us/Fast-Facts

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Title Annotation:THE OBSERVATORY :: NEWS * TRENDS * ANALYSIS
Publication:Medical Laboratory Observer
Date:Oct 1, 2018
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