Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hemophilia Federation organises AGM 2014 in #Kolkata

Hemophilia Federation (India), Kolkata Chapter, organized its AGM at Kolkata to create awareness about Hemophilia and a discussion session for the Hemophiliacs and its treatment. Swami Sevaratananda, Medical Superintendent, RKMSP,VIMS, Kolkata, Renowned soccer player, Subrata Bhattacharya, Member of Parliament, Sultan Ahmed, , Ms. Cheryl D’ambrosio, President, My Girls Blood , USA were some of the key attendees along with other leading Hematologists.

What Is Hemophilia?
Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally.

If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time than others after an injury. You also may bleed inside your body (internally), especially in your knees, ankles, and elbows. This bleeding can damage your organs and tissues and may be life threatening.

Present at the event, Ajoy Roy, Regional Council Chairman (East), Hemophilia Foundation (India) said, “The current data in the region is alarming and it shows that there is an urgent need for availability of safe factor concentrates in every hospital of West Bengal including sub divisional hospitals as treatment to address the well-being of the patients in Kolkata and West Bengal. I am confident keeping in mind the need of Hemophilia patients in the state, government will soon take some action to address the gap.”