Play ball? A socker ball is for sure the present number 1 in our country…so we have to deal with that national passion:

Usually, soccer games or other contact sports are not recommended, as there are many chances of falls, hits and injuries! But this may change if you are in a prophylaxis program, with the authorization of your Hemophilia Service and followed  by a specialized professional.

But remember: to play, you must always be wearing tennis shoes and be in a plain terrain(such as grass or sand.) Play one-to-one with a good friend, or your dad… And don´t hit the ball with your head, the impacts can provoque an internal bleeding.


Uma bola de futebol é o presente número 1 para qualquer garoto na casa de um Brasileiro… é uma paixão nacional:

geralmente, o futebol não é recomendado como esporte a ser praticado. É um esporte de contato onde existem muitas chances de ser atingido por um golpe (a maldita Falta) além da intensidade e impacto da corrida sobre as articulações.

Agora podemos dizer que o bom senso é interessante: brincar com um amigo, com um adulto a passar a bola, a correr num chão macio e uniforme (grama, areia) é legal para a criança com hemofilia.

Nunca bater com a cabeça (cabeçadas podem provocar sangramentos intracraneanos).

Se a criança estiver num programa de profilaxia (uso de fator 2 ou 3 vezes por semana) e sob a supervisão e orientação do seu centro de hemofilia, as chances de ter machucados sérios diminuem muito.

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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