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.
is the amount hemophilia A is more common than hemophilia B.
individuals are estimated to have hemophilia in the U.S.
individuals are estimated to have hemophilia worldwide.
is the approximate proportion of people worldwide with hemophilia not receiving adequate treatment.
is the proportion of American hemophiliacs that contracted AIDS when blood and plasma donations were not properly screened for HIV.
is the proportion of the U.S. population affected by von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common bleeding disorder.
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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