Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland

Founded in the 1950's, The Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland is the only non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization in the state of Maryland which is devoted to improving the quality of life for persons affected with bleeding disorders and their complications. The bleeding disorder community includes people with Hemophilia A, Hemophilia B and von Willebrand disease.

As you may know, hemophilia is a lifelong blood clotting disorder, caused by a lack of an important blood protein. Bleeding can occur spontaneously or even from minor traumas. Bleeding into joints and tissues can result in painful chronic swelling, arthritis and crippling. Treatment is provided with intravenous infusions of clotting factors made from pooled human plasma or genetically engineered synthetic proteins. To date, there is no cure, although research continues to promise great advancements in the field of gene and cell therapies.
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13 Class Court, Parkville, MD, USA, 21234
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