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This website has been developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA), the peak body representing the Australian bleeding disorders community. It aims to provide information about bleeding disorders and HFA activities to the bleeding disorders community and others with an interest in the area.


The information on the HFA website was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for general education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. HFA does not have medical practitioners on staff and does not make recommendations about particular treatment for specific individuals.
Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. If you have questions about health information you have seen on this website, discuss it with a qualified health professional, such as those in your Haemophilia Treatment Centre team: a haematologist (specialist doctor), haemophilia nurse, physiotherapist or social worker, psychologist or counsellor.


Before being published, health information on this website is reviewed by clinicians with relevant qualifications and expertise, other appropriate experts and consumers who are affected by the health condition being discussed. The reviewers for each health information resource are usually listed with each resource, along with the date it was last reviewed.


Every effort is made to make sure the information on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but HFA cannot guarantee that the information is always accurate, reliable and current, or that it covers all the issues.
We recommend that you check the date last reviewed or the publication date of information and articles on this website as there may have been more developments since the information was published.
Before you act on anything you read on this website, you should always discuss it first with a qualified health professional and get advice that is specific to you and your situation. If you make your own judgement about the information and choose to rely on it without checking with a qualified health professional, it is entirely at your own risk.
Neither HFA nor any other person or organisation who contributed information to this website is responsible in any way for damage that might occur through using this website or the information on it.


The HFA website does not host external advertising for the commercial gain of other organisations or individuals, or promote their commercial interests.
If HFA educational resources or web pages have been funded through an education grant from a commercial entity, such as a pharmaceutical company, this is acknowledged in a statement on the resource or web page. Any financial and in kind support received by HFA is based on a mutual understanding that HFA will act independently for the benefit of the bleeding disorders community.


All content and material including information, images, videos, graphics, articles, personal stories, audio recordings, website architecture and coding, and other material on this website is copyrighted to HFA and/or the authors or creators, or other people or agencies as you will see in the credits. It is protected by Australian and international copyright law.
This means that you can view, download, print or copy the content on this website for your own personal use, but not for commercial use (eg, to make money from it, or using it in a way that can be seen as “in the course of business”).
If you use this website, you agree to follow the copyright restrictions on the content and material on this website.
You are not permitted to do any of the following to the content or material from this website without from written permission from the person or agency that owns them (eg, author/creator, HFA), or unless the copyright restrictions allow it:

  • modify (change) it
  • create works that copy or imitate this content or material
  • publish or reproduce it
  • transmit, send or distribute it
  • transfer,  sell or commercialise it
  • perform or display it.

If you want to reproduce any of the content or material from this website, you will need written permission.  Contact HFA for more information or to ask for permission.


This website has logos, trade names and trade marks belonging to HFA and other agencies that are protected by Australian and international law.

If you use HFA logos, trade names or trade marks to refer to HFA products, activities or services, you must state clearly that the logo/trade name/or trade mark belongs to HFA.

You must not use the HFA logos/trade names/trade marks:

  • as part of your organisation’s logo/trade name/trade mark
  • or in a way that misleads people
  • or to connect the logo/trade name/trade mark to products, activities or services that are not offered by HFA.


The HFA website has links to websites that belong to other organisations and people. We provide these links for information only. Haemophilia Foundation Australia is not responsible for the content of any external websites. If another website is linked to this website, it does not mean the information or views expressed on the other website are endorsed by HFA.
If you find that a website link has broken, please notify hfaust@haemophilia.org.au.


The views expressed by authors of material on this website do not necessarily reflect those of HFA, unless this is stated explicitly. 


HFA makes an effort to keep this website free of viruses and other malicious software, but website hacking is a constant problem worldwide.
You will need to make sure you have an up-to-date security program to check this website for malicious software etc that might interfere with or damage your computer and its operating system, as you would with other websites.
HFA is not liable to you or anyone else if your or their computer system is interfered with or damaged because you have used this website or a website linked to www.haemophilia.org.au. It is your responsibility to protect your computer system using the standard world’s best practice security protection.


See our Privacy Policy for information about data collected through cookies, website analytics and other personal information that may be collected through the HFA website.


The information on this page explains what this website is for and how you agree to use it. There will be other pages on this website that have more terms and conditions on using those pages. HFA has the right to change any of the terms and conditions or agreements on these pages at any time.
If you continue to use this website, you are agreeing that you accept all these terms and conditions. If you don’t want to follow the terms and conditions, you should not use the website.
HFA is not liable (legally responsible) to you or anyone else for loss or damage of any kind because you have used this website or a website linked to haemophilia.org.au.


The meaning of the agreement on how to use this website will be decided according to the laws of Victoria, Australia. By using this website you agree that if there is any legal action to enforce this agreement, it will take place in the federal or state courts located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Contact us
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, contact Haemophilia Foundation Australia at:
E: hfaust@haemophilia.org.au
T: 03 9885 7800 Toll free 1800 807 173
A: 7 Dene Ave, Malvern East Victoria 3145.

Date last reviewed: 28 November 2022

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