Fascinating Facts About Hemophilia

All Hemophiliacs are Direct Descendants of Queen Victoria

While this makes a great tale – it’s just that – a tale. It’s true that Queen Victoria’s family has been famously documented as carriers of hemophilia, it’s an equal opportunity genetic disorder found in families of all races, creeds, and nationalities. Records as early as 1803 show that women outside the royal family had passed the disease to their sons, so the genetic component is not directly traceable to Queen Victoria – but it is a fun story to tell.

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