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  • Hemophilia for Parents


    Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting properly. With modern treatment, most kids who have it can lead full, healthy lives.

  • Hemophilia Special Needs Factsheet for Educators


    What teachers should know about hemophilia, and what teachers can do to help students with the disorder succeed in school.

  • Word! Hemophilia for Kids


    People with hemophilia have blood that doesn't clot the way it should. That means that they bruise and bleed easily.

  • Blood Test: Factor VIII Activity for Parents


    A factor VIII activity blood test enables doctors to evaluate the functioning of a protein that helps blood to clot.

  • von Willebrand Disease for Parents


    Excessive or prolonged bleeding could be a sign of von Willebrand disease. Learn more about this genetic disorder that affects the blood's ability to clot.

  • von Willebrand Disease for Teens


    When people have von Willebrand disease, their blood doesn't clot properly. Cuts and wounds can't scab over as well and they might bleed longer than normal. Find out more about von Willebrand disease in this article for teens.

  • Special Needs - KidsHealth for Parents


    These Special Needs Factsheets explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom, and offer quick tips on teaching strategies to help students succeed in school. Each factsheet features links to related resources for kids, teens, and their parents, as well as additional resources for teachers.

  • Word! H - KidsHealth for Kids


    Find out about medical and health terms that start with H.

  • Blood Transfusions for Teens


    About 5 million people a year get blood transfusions in the United States. This article explains why people need them and who donates the blood used.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions - KidsHealth for Parents


    Learn about conditions that can be caused by changes in our genes.