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Hemophilia is an hereditary illness that affects 1 out of every 7,500 males from birth. Although women rarely have hemophilia, they play a role in that they carry the defective gene that causes it. A similar disorder, von Willebrand disease, affects 1-2% of the population, affecting men and women equally.

These disorders result in spontaneous and prolonged bleeding due to the lack of clotting factors in the blood. They are chronic, often debilitating, disorders for which there is no cure.