According to Paul Bedard, Vice President/General Manager, Hematology, Bayer HealthCare, "People started logging on to their computers the moment we launched the Virtual Walk for Hemophilia in April, and the high interest level continued through its conclusion. We're gratified by the great response and are especially pleased about the difference an effort like this can make in the community. To that end, we've committed to continuing the program in 2012."
Bayer's 2012 Virtual Walk for Hemophilia will have an important new element. In addition to sponsorship funds going to the NHF and its chapters, up to $7,000 in sponsorship funds will go to Save One Life, a non-profit, international organization that offers people and organizations the opportunity to sponsor a child or adult with a bleeding disorder in a developing country.
About Hemophilia A
Hemophilia A, also known as factor VIII deficiency or classic hemophilia, is largely an inherited bleeding disorder in which one of the proteins needed to form blood clots in the body is missing or reduced. Hemophilia A, the most common type of hemophilia, is caused by deficient or defective blood coagulation proteins, known as factor VIII. Hemophilia A is characterized by prolonged or spontaneous bleeding, especially into the muscles, joints, or internal organs. Approximately one in 5,000 males born in the United States has hemophilia.
About Bayer HealthCare
Bayer HealthCare is the U.S.-based pharmaceuticals business of Bayer HealthCare LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG. Bayer HealthCare is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry, and combines the activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care, and Pharmaceuticals divi
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