For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2018
(LONDON, Ontario) – April 17 is World Hemophilia Day, raising awareness for this commonly misunderstood disease. Hemophilia is a lifelong, genetic condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing prolonged bleeding from even a slight injury. It is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, most often Factor VIII.
London Health Sciences Centre’s Bleeding Disorders Program provides ongoing care to patients with hemophilia, in addition to other bleeding disorders, providing the treatment and support needed to allow them to live a healthy, active lifestyle while managing common complications of the condition. It is estimated that 3000 Canadians are living with Hemophilia.
We invite media to join us in spreading awareness and educating the public on the condition, and the strides which have been made in improving lives for patients living with hemophilia, on World Hemophilia Day. Program coordinator, Lori Laudenbach, as well as Paul Wilton, president of the Canadian Hemophilia Society (and a patient at LHSC) will be available for media interviews.
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Location: Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East
** Media are asked to RSVP to Kathy Leblanc to book your interview time**
For media inquiries contact:
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communications consultant on-call.
Visit the LHSC Media web site at www.lhsc.on.ca/media