Myth

If a person with haemophilia gets cut, they will bleed to death.

Truth

Not every bleed is life-threatening. People with haemophilia may present with bruising, or bleeding into muscles and joints, which if frequent, is associated with long-term damage.1

Myth

People with haemophilia only experience external bleeds, e.g. from a cut or graze.

Truth

People with haemophilia can also have spontaneous bleeding internally. The knee, ankle and elbow joints are most often affected.2

Myth

People with haemophilia have a short life expectancy.

Truth

With proper management, people with haemophilia today can look forward to a near normal life expectancy.2