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World Hemophilia Day: Qutub illuminated in red to raise awareness

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Qutub Minar, Delhi's iconic minaret, was today lit up in red to mark World Day.

is a in which a person's blood does not clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins (clotting factors).

"We held a programme today at the Habitat Centre on raising awareness about the A panel discussion was held yesterday too," said an of the Federation (India), a non-profit self-help organisation.

The federation, which is working for people with held the event in partnership with a leading global company.

"The iconic monument was illuminated in red yesterday on the eve of World Haemophilia Day too," he said.

Haemophilia afflicts 1 in 10,000 people and with the right treatment and holistic care, these patients can potentially lead a near-normal life.

Dr Tulika Seth, at the All Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said, "With access to adequate factor replacement, appropriate monitoring and good physiotherapy, all children with can lead productive and pain-free lives."

It is important to inform the public about this disorder, so that if children develop joint swellings after or increased bleeding, the families can come forward for early diagnosis, she said during the panel discussion.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 22:50 IST