What is haemophilia?

Haemophilia is a type of bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly.

When a person with haemophilia bleeds, it takes longer than normal for the bleeding to stop. This is because people with haemophilia don’t produce enough of an important protein that helps the blood to clot, called a ‘clotting factor’.1

Appropriate management helps people with haemophilia to live full, healthy and active lives.

Understanding haemophilia will empower you to have effective conversations with health-care professionals and give you the confidence to help you and your family lead as normal a life as possible.