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Hemophilia is a serious inherited bleeding disorder preventing blood from clotting normally. It affects 3,800 Canadians, one-third of whom have the severe form of the disease. Some of them lack a protein called factor VIII; this is hemophilia A. Others lack a protein called factor IX; their disease is called hemophilia B.
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