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An article on Wednesday about an inquiry into how contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s resulted in the deaths of at least 2,400 people in Britain included an out-of-date reference to the preferred treatment for hemophilia.
New York Republican Dan Donovan says hearing from concerned constituents, like a family whose three children all have hemophilia, sealed his opposition to the bill.
Treatment involves transfusion of these proteins into a patient's blood from donors, such as a protein known as factor 8 for treatment of hemophilia A.
While boys with hemophilia experience joint and muscle bleeding, girls and women with a bleeding disorder have unusually heavy reproductive bleeding, including menstrual periods or bleeding after childbirth.
Bombardier has severe hemophilia B, a rare genetic bleeding disorder that is caused by having a deficiency of factors IX, a clotting protein.
Colorado mountaineer Chris Bombardier on May 22 became the first person with hemophilia to summit Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world at 29,029 feet.
Born in Warren, Ohio, Ailes was afflicted with hemophilia.
The young Mr. Ailes suffered from hemophilia and was often picked on and beaten by bullies.
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The dreaded disease known as hemophilia is the result of an inherited gene, and almost always strikes boys rather than girls (though mothers may pass the gene to their sons). Since the blood lacks an ingredient that causes it to clot or coagulate when a blood vessel breaks, even a minor wound can cause a hemophiliac to bleed to death if not treated. Bleeding can be particularly dangerous when it's entirely internal, with no visible wound, since the person may not be aware it's happening. Queen Victoria transmitted the hemophilia gene to royal families all across Europe; the hemophilia of a young Russian prince played a part in the downfall of the Russian czars. Today, hemophiliacs take drugs that stop the bleeding by speeding coagulation, and hemophiliac life expectancies in developed countries are almost as long as the average.
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