Hi, my name’s Jess and I’m a carrier of haemophilia A and my dad has severe haemophilia A.
Growing up I struggled with bad bruises and heavy bleeding but was always told that there was nothing wrong with me, as girls couldn’t have haemophilia! It wasn’t until I was 18 that I was finally tested and it confirmed that my factor levels were low enough to be diagnosed with mild haemophilia.
I’m a primary school teacher and play rugby for my local team. I also enjoy keeping active.
I enjoy being a youth ambassador because I support others in the community and raise awareness of bleeding disorders in women.