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April 17 is World Hemophilia Day: Be Inspired by Stories of those Living with Hemophilia

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 4:22am
Baxter Healthcare

Baxter supports the hemophilia community with its ongoing commitment to achieve access to treatment and protect current standards for all people living with hemophilia.

Tim Stowers was born with severe hemophilia ATim Stowers was born with severe hemophilia A. Although living with hemophilia comes with a multitude of challenges, Tim doesn't let the condition define him or limit him in living life to the fullest.

"I don't feel hemophilia impacts my life in a negative way," Tim says. "It's a chronic condition that I've learned to accept and to live with."

Often found riding his bike, swimming or hiking,* Tim says that living with hemophilia has become more manageable with the advances of science and medicine. However, he also realizes that people across the globe don't have the same access to care and treatment that he has in the U.S.

"We need to work towards getting the same level of care for people with hemophilia around the world," he says.

World Hemophilia Day is a day to inspire others with personal stories of living with a bleeding disorder and show commitment to achieving treatment for all. This year's theme celebrates supporting positive change for people with bleeding disorders and encouraging others to do the same.

"I believe the future of hemophilia care is very bright," Tim says. "I can only imagine what will be a few years down the road."

To see more of Tim's story, hear from others living with hemophilia around the world, and learn more about World Hemophilia Day, visit www.baxterhemophilia.com.

*Not all activities are appropriate for all people. Please consult your doctor to determine which activities are appropriate for you.

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