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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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Lord Penrose will deliver his report into the scandal, which saw haemophiliacs and other patients given the blood of skid row prisoners in the US and Scotland.
ANGER Carol Grayson lost her haemophiliac husband Peter Longstaff in 2005 to HIV after he was contaminated following a blood transfusion
A few decades ago haemophiliacs spent a lot of time in various hospitals having blood transfusions, rest and other treatments, even being sent away to special schools for education, Fielden Hospital near Todmorden in our case.
Carol Grayson, of Jesmond, Newcastle, lost her haemophiliac husband Peter Longstaff in 2005 after he contracted HIV and hepatitis C from infected NHS blood products in the 1970s and 1980s.
This year, I have lost two friends - one a haemophiliac and the other who received infected blood as a transfusion," he said.
Successive governments have offered settlements of up to pounds 60,000 to the haemophiliac patients involved in the controversy, but have so far refused to admit any fault on their part for using the contaminated products.
The majority of haemophiliacs who contracted HIV from contaminated blood products were already infected before doctors understood the disease, an inquiry heard yesterday.
Along with 50 other haemophiliacs, he is considering legal action against the government and health authorities.
It is estimated 1,250 haemophiliacs contracted HIV from infected blood products -and so far 800 have died.
Heading up the campaign with them is Colette Wintle, 41, a Scots haemophiliac who also contracted hepatitis C from Factor VIII.
Haemophiliac Robert Mackie has suffered heartache as three members of his family and most of his pals have died.
Shamsi said that there are more than 300,000 haemophilia patients all over the world and one haemophiliac is born in every ten thousand male births.