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Hemophilia and Inherited Bleeding Disorders

Hemophilia

11/20/2007

Question:

If a person does not have much money and can`t afford all the standard treatment for hemophilia, what is their life expectancy?

Answer:

The following is taken directly from the "Frequently Asked Questions" about hemophilia on the World Federation of Hemophilia Website:

"What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia?

The life expectancy of someone with hemophilia varies depending on whether they receive proper treatment. Without adequate treatment, many people with hemophilia die before they reach adulthood. However, with proper treatment, life expectancy for people with hemophilia is about 10 years less than that of males without hemophilia, and children can look forward to a normal life expectancy."1

1Frequently Asked Questions About Hemophilia (WFH)

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Response by:

Madeline Heffner, BSN, RN
Nurse Coord.
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati