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Do the 5!

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed Do the 5! This education project is part of the National Prevention Program to help prevent or reduce the complications of bleeding disorders.

Do the 5! is an easy way for people with bleeding disorders and their caregivers to remember the 5 key steps to living longer and healthier lives.

What are the “Do the Five” steps?

Annual Checkup

Have an annual checkup at a Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC).

  • Receiving care at an HTC improves overall health and well-being.

Get vaccinated.

  • Hepatitis A and hepatitis B are preventable!
Bleed Treatment

Treat bleeds early and adequately to help prevent long-term damage.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) recommend treating a bleed within one hour.

Exercise and maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Exercise strengthens your muscles–strong muscles help protect your joints.

Get tested regularly for bloodborne infections.

  • Blood products are safer than ever; keeping a watchful eye on them helps ensure continued safety.