Understanding Hemophilia

A bleeding disorder is a condition in which a person tends to bleed longer (not faster) before a blood clot forms to stop the bleeding. Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. Currently, an estimated 20,000 people in the United States have hemophilia. Read below for more information about the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of hemophilia.

This “Patient Education” tear sheet was produced in collaboration with the National Hemophilia Foundation (www.hemophilia.org).

Patient Education: Understanding Hemophilia