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haemophilia

(US), hemophilia
an inheritable disease, usually affecting only males but transmitted by women to their male children, characterized by loss or impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor wound may result in fatal bleeding
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Mr Moore was in talks with the Haemophilia Society about a possible financial statement after it became clear that infected haemophiliacs were dying.
From 1985 to two years ago we had six members of our family, all haemophiliacs, affected by HIV.
Haemophiliac Andrew March was nine when he was injected with tainted blood at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital.
The aim of this organization is to form a specialized treatment network to establish continuous and dynamic evaluation of treatment trends in the light of new discoveries and modify the standards of treatments to incorporate the new discoveries into the management of haemophiliacs.
This blood and other blood products were used during operations in the UK and given to haemophiliacs to help their blood to clot and stop the risk of bleeding following minor bumps and bruises and full scale surgery.
Ian Franklin, professor of transfusion medicine at the University of Glasgow, told the independent probe into the deaths of nearly 2,000 haemophiliacs exposed to HIV and Hepatitis C that concerns about HIV/Aids infection were first raised in 1983.
A haemophiliac, he was exposed to contaminated blood more than 20 years ago and has HIV and hepatitis C.
Nearly 2,000 haemophiliacs exposed to the fatal viruses in contaminated blood or blood products more than 20 years ago have since died and many others are said to be terminally ill.
The hearings were starting amid claims on BBC TV that Britain's doctors ignored warnings about using haemophiliacs to test out new blood products.
AN INQUIRY has been launched into the deaths of nearly 2,000 haemophiliacs who were given contaminated NHS blood.
Along with 50 other haemophiliacs, he is considering legal action against the government and health authorities.