I am excited about the research in gene therapy for hemophilia.1 I have lived with hemophilia A for 57 years; however, my bleeding episodes are not as severe as Don Miller's. I have worked in construction all my life as a steel fabricator. I can stop flesh wounds with direct pressure, but bruising is my major problem. A bad bruise can put me down for a while. Having a tooth pulled is also a big problem. I would be willing to participate in the research. My bleeding history is different enough to warrant tests to see if your gene therapy is effective on my level of hemophilia.

Mike Clifton
700 N. Apollo Way
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

1. P. Smaglik, "Gene therapy crossroads: researchers hitch their hope to hemophilia," The Scientist, 13[14]:1, July 5, 1999.

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