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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 20, 2018 09:58 AM
From: Representative Jim Christiana
To: All House members
Subject: April 17, 2018 - World Hemophilia Day in Pennsylvania

In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution recognizing April 17, 2018 as “World Hemophilia Day” in Pennsylvania.

Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder, in which one of the proteins that causes blood to clot is missing, or there is not enough of the protein to work properly, causing people to bleed for longer periods of time. Without effective blood clotting, cuts and internal injuries have difficulty healing, and internal bleeding into the joints can result in pain and permanent damage.

It is estimated that more than 400,000 people worldwide are living with hemophilia, with approximately 20,000 of those people living in the United States, and 2,000 living here in Pennsylvania. It is my hope that this resolution helps raise awareness of this rare disorder.

Thank you and I hope you will consider joining me in support of this resolution.

Introduced as HR728