"Hemophilia is like diarrhea of the blood. [laughter] If you get injured - not so much a shaving cut or a scrape, but more internal bleeding, like if you're playing basketball and you jam your finger - it's not just going to go away. It's going to swell and swell. There's going to be internal bleeding, and if you don't deal with it, the joints will be damaged permanently."
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