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  • Jul 28, 2014
  • Updated: 7:34pm

Haemophilia

HK$10m funding urged

The Hospital Authority is being urged to allocate HK$10 million to increase specialist staff to treat adult patients with the blood disease thalassaemia and the blood-clotting ailment haemophilia at more flexible hours.

Thursday, 27 October, 2011, 12:00am

Only 10pc of sufferers get treatment

Health activists say the goals of World Haemophilia Day are out of reach for mainland haemophiliacs, who face a lack of basic treatment and high-priced blood products.

The theme of this year's World Haemophilia Day, which fell on Saturday, was 'Visit your treatment centre regularly', with sufferers urged to 'treat bleeding quickly, avoid aspirin, exercise and keep fit'.

19 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

HOW EVENTS UNFOLDED

July 1982: US Centre of Disease Control (CDC) reports that three haemophiliacs were diagnosed with Aids and warned thta the virus might be transmitted through blood products.

February 1984: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licenses Cutter's heat-treated factor VIII concentrate, trade-named Koate-HT.

23 May 2003 - 12:00am

SEX SELECTION ALLOWED TO AVOID DISEASE

The new code of practice on reproductive technology allows one exception to a recently passed ordinance barring parents from using science to select the gender of their child.

Sex selection is permitted to avoid a real risk of gender-specific hereditary diseases such as haemophilia.

31 Dec 2002 - 12:00am