Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. People with this condition experience prolonged bleeding or oozing following an injury, surgery, or having a tooth pulled. Although hemophilia is a lifelong condition with no cure, it can be successfully managed with clotting factor replacement therapy – periodic infusions of the deficient clotting factor into the bloodstream. Once the clotting factor is “infused,” it begins to work quickly and helps prevent joint damage.
Having 203 Hemophiliacs as registered members, the Tirunelveli Hemophilia Society caters treatment to the Hemophiliacs of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari Districts. At present Dr.R.Anburajan is the secretary for the Hemophilia Society, Tirunelveli Chapter. The office of the chapter functions from the Peace Health Centre.