Hemophilia Law and Legal Definition
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder resulting from a genetically determined deficiency factor in the blood, or hereditarily resulting in an abnormal or deficient plasma procoagulant.
Federal agencies which deal with issues affecting persons with hemophilia include:
*Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
* National Institute for Health (NIH)
*Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
There are various federal and state statutes authorizing a hemophilia program for the purpose of providing financial assistance to persons suffering from hemophilia and other related congenital bleeding disorders. These programs, for example, assist those persons to purchase the blood derivatives and supplies necessary for home care.