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Arroyo supports fight against Hemophilia

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Negros Occidental Rep. Ma. Lourdes Arroyo (5th district) has pledged to support the fight of the Hemophilia Philippines (HAPLOS Community) Foundation Inc. for better access to medical care for persons with hemophilia.

Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which a person’s blood lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins to clot normally. The bleeding mostly occurs internally within a person’s muscles and joints.

Even simple cuts are fatal for Hemophilia patients since they bleed for a longer time after an injury than those who have their blood clotted normally,

Treatment for Hemophilia could cost up to P50,000 daily.

“Personally hearing the stories of those suffering from Hemophilia completely breaks my heart. With the best of my ability as a legislator, I will help them in making sure that there will be easy access to treatment of this disease,” Arroyo said in a press statement.

“Hopefully, my fellow legislators in the House of Representatives can give me their utmost support to give the people with Hemophilia a better chance at life,” she added.

HAPLOS Community is a non-stock, non-profit patient organization established in 1993 to help the people with Hemophilia and their families attain a better quality of life and become productive members of society.