Talking to others about haemophilia

A classmate might hear you say your gym teacher that you have haemophilia and ask you what that word means, or your friends might ask you why you don’t play football with them. Then, if you want, you can reply that you have haemophilia and explain them with simple words.You can tell them that your blood is missing a component called clotting. This is why you bleed easily, even if you hit very lightly. In addition, if you get injured, your blood takes longer to stop than theirs.Therefore, you have to be more careful than them not to get hurt.
If someone asks you if he or she can get haemophilia from you, the answer is that you definitely cannot, because it’s contagious. You were just born with this bleeding disorder.
"I have haemophilia, which just means my blood doesn't act like yours. When I cut myself or fall down, it takes me longer to stop bleeding".
"I bleed easily so it's best not to play football. But I know all the rules and I can be the referee of the match"!
"I wasn’t coming to school these days because I had a knee bleeding. I shouldn’t take long walks in order not to push it too hard so I stayed home waiting to heal”.
"Haemophilia is not contagious. That's why you can’t catch it from me".
"I may be bleeding but with no blood running and thus you won’t be able to see it. Such bleedings may happen in my elbow or knee".
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