Most individuals with haemophilia struggle to afford factor 8/9, the drug required to stop bleeding when injury occurs. Those with severe haemophilia may need to take this drug regularly because a bruise can occur even with a minor bump.
A bottle of factor 8 costs above $100 on average. A bruise on the ankle joint can easily expend 6 bottles of factor 8. Therefore, the Society conducts fundraising activities to provide its own subsidies, in addition to existing government subsidies. When you are a member of the Society, you are entitled to subsidies from the Society for your factor 8/9.
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.
Where Can I Get Treatment?
Other services available to individuals with haemophilia at these hospitals include orthopedic, physiotherapy, prenatal diagnosis, genetic counselling and dental services.