As a mother of a child with hemophilia, on top of worrying about how to protect my family from SARS-CoV-2, I also worry about my hemophiliac son, since his bleeding episodes can be quite unpredictable. Just in the first week of April, he was admitted to the hospital due to recurring hematuria. He was further diagnosed with urinary tract infection.
My son was administered with antibiotics and Factor 9 concentrates. If not for the latter, his hematuria would’ve lasted a lot longer and his continued stay in the hospital would’ve dealt a huge blow to our finances. Thankfully, donated Factor 9 concentrate products were available, greatly reducing the treatment cost.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the World Federation of Hemophilia for their continued support, especially in these trying times!
Luningning E. Duran
Mother of a child with hemophilia