Historically, people with haemophilia have been asked to avoid contact sports.
A recent US study showed only a transient moderate relative increase in bleeding during contact sports.
The researchers suggested that for a child who bleeds five times a year, participation in active sports mights only contribute to one of these bleeds.
Source: Broderick, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., Barnes, C., Curtin, J., Monagle, P. & Brown, S. (2012) Association between Physical Activity and Risk of Bleeding in Children with Hemophilia. Journal of the American Medical Association. 308(14), pp.1452-1459.
- High Treatment Costs Bleeding Patients, Say Doctors (medindia.net)
- Researchers Solve Genetic Mystery of Rare Form of Haemophilia (sci-news.com)