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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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Word! Hemophilia

Word! Hemophilia

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Hemophilia

Say: hee-muh-FIL-ee-uh

When you cut your hand or scrape your knee, it usually will stop bleeding on its own. That's because blood is usually able to form clots that protect you from bleeding too much.

But people with hemophilia have blood that doesn't clot the way it should. That means that they bruise and bleed easily and they may bleed a lot or for a long time after an injury. Hemophilia is a genetic condition (meaning it runs in families).