Frequently Asked Questions

Receiving a diagnosis can leave patients and their families with many unanswered questions. Many want to know how to find information, connect with other people living with a bleeding disorder, and get support.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about living with a bleeding disorder:

FAQ One – Can I give blood?

FAQ Two – Can I exercise and play sports?

FAQ Three – Can I have a tattoo or piercing?

FAQ Four – Am I eligible for free NHS prescriptions?

Coronavirus and Bleeding Disorders FAQs

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Can people with haemophilia exercise?

Regular physical activity can help reduce your risk for several diseases and health conditions and…
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Where can bleeding occur?

Bleeding in people with haemophilia can happen anywhere in the body, including beneath the skin….
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Can women have haemophilia?

Around a third of women who carry the haemophilia gene have bleeding symptoms due to…
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How is haemophilia diagnosed?

Most people with haemophilia have a family history of the condition and so it will…
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How severe is haemophilia?

How severe is haemophilia? The severity of haemophilia usually depends on the amount of clotting…
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How do you get haemophilia?

Haemophilia A and B are usually inherited conditions. In some cases, haemophilia can occur without…
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What is the difference between haemophilia A and haemophilia B?

There are two main types of haemophilia: haemophilia A and haemophilia B. In haemophilia A…
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How common is haemophilia?

Haemophilia A affects around 1 in 5,000 male births, while haemophilia B is less common…
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What is haemophilia?

Haemophilia is a type of bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly….
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Who will be involved in care of those living with haemophilia?

It is important people with haemophilia register at their nearest haemophilia centre, as this will…
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