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Monday, April 16, 2018

Celebrating World Hemophilia Day

April 17 is World Hemophilia Day, raising awareness for this commonly misunderstood disease. Hemophilia is a lifelong, genetic condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing prolonged bleeding from even a slight injury. It is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, most often Factor VIII.

London Health Sciences Centre’s Bleeding Disorders Program provides ongoing care to patients with hemophilia, in addition to other bleeding disorders, providing the treatment and support needed to allow them to live a healthy, active lifestyle while managing common complications of the condition. It is estimated that 3000 Canadians are living with Hemophilia.

We invite media to join us in spreading awareness and educating the public on the condition, and the strides which have been made in improving lives for patients living with hemophilia, on World Hemophilia Day. Program coordinator, Lori Laudenbach, as well as Paul Wilton, president of the Canadian Hemophilia Society (and a patient at LHSC) will be available for media interviews.

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Victoria Hospital, 800 Commissioners Rd E, London ON

Note: Media are asked to RSVP to Kathy Leblanc to book your interview time.

Media Contact:

Kathy Leblanc
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500 ext 74772
kathy.leblanc@lhsc.on.ca
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