Hemophilia is an inherited blood disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. People with hemophilia usually cannot stop bleeding on their own. Bleeding can continue for a long time - so long that it may cause damage to their body, or be dangerous to their health. In developed countries like the United States, there is medicine that can stop bleeding fast. Today, many young children with hemophilia are growing up with little danger to their health from bleeding.
But in developing countries, there is little or no access to this medicine. Children suffer painful joint bleeds, brain damage from cranial bleeds, disfigurement and even death.
Hemophilia can be found in every country in the world. Although it can affect people of any race, religion, or nationality, hemophilia is extremely rare. It occurs in about one in 5,000 male births. It mostly affects males.
Adapted from Tell Them the Facts! By Laureen A. Kelley, 1995
How will my sponsorship be used?
Your sponsorship donation will be given to our protram partner—the local bleeding disorders nonprofit organization in your beneficiary’s country. Our partner organization will give at least 85% of your donation directly to your beneficiary to pay for transportation to the hospital or clinic, medical supplies, educational expenses, groceries, or basic needs.
The remaining funds will be used by our program partner for administrative expenses. Save One Life closely monitors the use of all funds and regularly reports on the activities of all program partners. Each program partner monitors the way the money is used by the beneficiaries, and offers educational and medical support and financial counseling.
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Hemophilia Sponsorship: Caring for people with hemophilia one at a time.
For under $1 a day you can support a person with hemophilia in a developing country and offer compassion, friendship, and hope for the future.
Hemophilia is a devastating inherited blood disorder that can cause severe pain, crippling and even death when untreated. Save One Life is a nonprofit organization that offers sponsorships directly to individual children or adults with a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia in developing countries. Sponsor someone with hemophilia.