Living with Hemophilia: Medical ID

Hemophilia is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body’s ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken.

Symptoms vary with severity. In general symptoms are internal or external bleeding episodes. Patients with more severe hemophilia suffer more severe and more frequent bleeding episodes, while patients with mild hemophilia usually suffer more minor symptoms except after surgery or serious trauma. Moderate hemophiliacs have variable symptoms which manifest along a spectrum between severe and mild forms.

Doctors recommend that people with hemophilia wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace because this is a condition that emergency service providers absolutely need to know quickly in order to provide potentially life saving care.

Here is a message from a wonderful person with hemophilia about why wearing a medical ID is important to her:

About Shannon Thiery

As American Medical ID's Marketing Specialist, Shannon manages company social media channels and print marketing. Shannon is a Texas Native and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she majored in Marketing. She enjoys traveling the world, going to the lake with her family and spending time with her adorable Shih Tzu, Teddy!

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