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Frequency of Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a very rare condition.

Only 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – and about 3,000 people in Canada – have hemophilia A, the most common form. Hemophilia B affects only 1 in 50,000, or about 600 Canadians. Hemophilia doesn’t discriminate: people from different races and ethnicities can be affected.

Because of the way the gene is passed on through families, hemophilia usually affects males. The most severe forms of hemophilia affect males almost exclusively. But, women who are carriers of the hemophilia gene can show mild symptoms.

People with hemophilia can live long, healthy lives so there are many older adults living with the condition today.

Information Booklet on Mild Hemophilia

A booklet for people living with milder forms of hemophilia, developed by the Atlantic Hemophilia Nurses Group of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Hemophilia Care (CANHC).

Download Booklet on Mild Hemophilia

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