What is Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare, in-born, life-long congenital bleeding disorder, affecting mostly males. Due to a defective gene, the body of a person with hemophilia does not produce enough of certain blood proteins, called clotting factors, which prevents an affected individual from forming a strong and stable blood clot. People with hemophilia do not bleed any faster than normal, but they can continue to bleed for a much longer time.