NHS England is to fund a life-changing treatment for thousands of people with severe haemophilia, which will dramatically cut their risk of life-threatening bleeds and reduce treatment time.
The new treatment forms part of a package of measures set out in the NHS Long Term Plan which will save lives through access to the most advanced medical interventions. People suffering from Haemophilia A are at risk of spontaneous or uncontrolled bleeding due to a lack of blood-clotting protein or sometimes because it doesn’t function properly.
While, for the majority, a minor cut or graze heals fairly quickly, those with Haemophilia A do not have enough or effective parts of the blood which allow this to happen, leaving them at risk of uncontrolled bleeding that can cause serious harm and even death.
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