BC: Samantha VanEtten A2
1: Hemophilia is a blood disorder which makes blood not clot properly. | It is hereditary, so it is passed down. If a woman who is a carrier has children with a normal man, they may have a child with Hemophilia.
2: In order to treat the disease, you have to get injections of clotting factor into your vein. You can also use a machine to insert the medicine. The messed up gene is on the X chromosome.
3: Every little cut can bleed out a lot of blood. If you get a tiny bump, it can swell up badly. That is why it is important for a person who has Hemophilia to be careful of their surroundings.
4: A person with Hemophilia can do practically anything a normal person can do. They have to wear protective gear when playing sports. They will not be put in special education if they go to school.
5: There is no cure for the disease currently. Scientists are researching to try to find a cure, however. There is a foundation raising money for the disease. It is www.hemophilia.org