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Shire’s pursuit of a zero-bleed future

The following is sponsored by Shire. Change is good, unless it affects your treatment. Here, we bring you interesting facts about Shire’s products…and reputation as an industry leader. While companies can undergo name changes in our community’s long history, the products remain the same, as does Shire’s commitment to patients. Laurie This is a paid public announcement from Shire and does not constitute an endorsement of products or services. When you click on the links in this blog entry, you will be directed to the ADVATE ® [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] website. LA Kelley Communications always advises you to be a

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Embracing the Unique

Previously printed in PEN, May 2018 When children are diagnosed with hemophilia, they are each given an essential diagnostic label: for example, hemophilia A or hemophilia B, severe, moderate, or mild. These labels originate from a lab analysis of the child’s blood. The diagnosis determines what type of factor replacement therapy each child will get.

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A “Bloody Good” Fundraiser

I travel a lot, and so often miss the events that happen in hemophilia close to home. So I was thrilled to know I could attend the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA)’s fundraising event this past weekend. And it wasn’t a golf tournament (never touched a club in my life) or a cooking class (disaster!

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Introducing the new faces of Just B from IXINITY®

Who better to represent what it means to “Just B” with hemophilia than the people who are defining it in their daily lives? That’s why today, I’m excited to be one of the first to feature some of the new faces from our community who are joining the promotional campaign from Aptevo, makers of the

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100 Years Ago: Prince with Hemophilia Dies

This week is a very special: it’s the 100th anniversary of the death of the last Russian royal family, the end of the Romanovs. Special because not only did it lead to a massive change in world history, but it was also the death of the little prince with hemophilia, Alexis. Hemophilia appears to have

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Camp Yes I Can… and I Will!

Five years sure went by fast. That was the last time I attended the Dominican Republic hemophilia camp “Yo Sí Puedo!” (Yes, I Can!). I don’t understand how the time slipped by, especially when I have such a deep attachment to the DR, which is only a 4-hour plane ride away. The DR was the first

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Amusement Parks and Summer Safety

This article was originally published in PEN, August 2002, Vol. 12, issue 3 Summer is in full force and with it, trips to theme and amusement parks. I’m a huge lover of them, including the thrill rides, like roller coasters. In 2000-2002 there were many stories and studies in the news about the potential for brain bleeds,

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