What is Hemophilia
Who is Haplos
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.
The Hemophilia Association of the Philippines for Love and Service (HAPLOS) is a community of persons with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, their families and healthcare professionals.