Infusing Love: Like Mother, Like Son, Like Daughter

June 3, 2015

After my son Thomas was born with severe hemophilia, and subsequently finding out that I have mild hemophilia, my husband and I had a conversation about adding to our family. For us, it wasn’t a particularly hard conversation; we knew we were rolling the genetic dice, but we were comfortable with whatever DNA combination our […]

CDC Research Study: Female Hemophilia Carriers Have Joint Abnormalities

March 31, 2015

Research has suggested that women who are carriers for hemophilia (see definition in box below) might have an increased tendency to bleed. Repeat bleeding into the joint can lead to persistent joint swelling, ultimately leading to limited joint movement, and reduced joint range of motion. Given that there is an under-appreciation of the effects of being a […]

Sisters By Chance, Friends By Choice

July 17, 2014

A carrier of the hemophilia gene is a female who has a genetic mutation on one of her X chromosomes. About 1/3 of carriers experience bleeding problems and are often referred to as symptomatic carriers. By definition, if a woman has clotting factor levels less than 50%, she has mild hemophilia. Ashley and Sarah are […]

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