238 people in our country are affected by hemophilia.

Patients with the hereditary illness require regular blood transfusions as they suffer from a lack of an important blood clotting protein known as Factor VIII.

Whilst medication has been invented to assist with the formulation of this protein, Albanian hospitals suffer from lack of availability. 

Health specialists insist that late identification of hemophilia is one of the major causes of a deteriorating patient condition.

A specialist from the Public Health Institution also appealed for more blood donations, to assist in prolonging the lives of those citizens affected by hemophilia.

/Ora News.tv/