Who will give me the treatment?
Most people with severe and moderate haemophilia self-treat. As babies and children of course, their parents are taught how to give the injections. But when they’re old enough, haemophilia doctors and nurses encourage children to learn to do it themselves.32 Knowing how to give your own injections gives you a lot more freedom and independence.32 You don’t have to keep going to hospital. You can go out and about more easily without having to worry about being within reach of the person who usually does your injections. Some people time their injections so that they have one just before taking part in sport, for example.
Doing your own injections, or, for children, your parents doing it, also means that you can give yourself treatment straight away should you have a bleed. That way, you are less likely to have long term problems and can recover more quickly.32