The most pressing need most haemophiliacs face is the ability to afford factor 8/9. Factor 8/9 is the drug haemophiliacs need to stop bleeding when injury occurs. For persons with severe haemophilia, they may need to take this drug regularly because a bruise can even occur with a minor bump.
A bottle of factor 8 costs slightly above $100 on average. A bruise on the ankle joint can easily expend 6 bottles of factor 8. Therefore, the Society commits much of its time to raising funds from various avenues to provide its own subsidies in addition to the Governments’. When you are a member of the Society, you are entitled to subsidies from the Society for your factor 8/9.
With effect from June 1,2006, a cap has been placed on the amount each member can claim per month for their factor products from SGH, NUH + KKCH. For children aged 12 years and below, the maximum claim per month is $400.00. For those aged 13 years and above, the maximum claim per month is $800.00.