For people with bleeding disorders (PWBDs), any serious injury can be life-threatening. This is especially true of children. In Cuba, an 8-year-old boy with mild hemophilia A was involved in an accident which caused a hematoma in his leg. This simple condition could have had serious consequences for the child if it wasn’t for donated factor provided by the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program. The donations immediately improved his condition, and his mother was provided with more factor to bring to their home near Havana to ensure that he could recover fully.
The WFH Humanitarian Aid Program provided over 700,000 IUs donated factor to hemophilia treatment centres (HTCs) in Cuba last year—despite logistics challenges created by COVID-19. To find out more about the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program, please click here.