Meet Team Novo8™.

Hear their stories. Find inspiration.

They have different backgrounds, but Team Novo8™ members all live with hemophilia, so they know how challenging it can be. These ambassadors are sharing their experiences to provide encouragement, motivation, and support. They’re involved in the hemophilia community, and partner with Novo Nordisk to speak to patients and caregivers, and take part in community initiatives.

“I switched to Novoeight®. I travel to Puerto Rico, Chicago, and New Mexico, and taking it with me is no problem.”
–Cesar

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“I switched to Novoeight®. I travel to Puerto Rico, Chicago, and New Mexico, and taking it with me is no problem.”
–Cesar

  • Meet Cesar

    Cesar was diagnosed with mild hemophilia A when he was 2. Growing up, he wanted to participate in sports, despite injuries and his hematologist’s warnings. He learned to take hemophilia seriously and to infuse at home instead of the hospital—a big step toward independence. Cesar grew up attending hemophilia camps and is now the camp director for the Latino Hemophilia Foundation. He encourages others to be positive, safe, and active, and “walks the walk” by hiking in the mountains near his house. For Cesar, the best part of being healthy is the opportunity to have fun with his kids.

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“I decided to switch to Novoeight®. It really
matched my lifestyle. I can take it with me on my bike or in my car.”
–Vaughn

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“I decided to switch to Novoeight®. It really matched my lifestyle. I can take it with me on my bike or in my car.”
–Vaughn

  • Meet Vaughn

    Vaughn was diagnosed with mild hemophilia A at 18 months old. Growing up, his energetic and curious personality was a challenge because hemophilia limited his activities and left him feeling like he was “bubble-wrapped”. Hemophilia treatment was different when Vaughn was young and his treatments often took 8 hours a day at the hospital. As a teenager, he contracted HIV from contaminated products and was told he had less than 2 years to live. Although initially shaken by this news, Vaughn is not one to quit and now has his conditions under control. As an adult, Vaughn is passionate about staying fit through diet and exercise as well as sharing his story with the world. He also values a treatment that he can take with him as he lives his life.

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“The room temperature of Novoeight® has allowed me to take it with me and not need to keep it in a cooler. In my experience, Novoeight® has been quick to prepare.”
–Daniel

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“The room temperature of Novoeight® has allowed me to take it with me and not need to keep it in a cooler. In my experience, Novoeight® has been quick to prepare.”
–Daniel

  • Meet Daniel

    Daniel was diagnosed with severe hemophilia A at 5 months. As a boy, he learned that having hemophilia didn't have to be awkward; that most people would treat him the same as anyone else. To further encourage Daniel to take control of his condition, his mother, Patricia, actively supported his desire to play sports. Daniel understands the challenges of transitioning into adulthood while living with hemophilia. His mission is to speak to young children and teenagers about how to deal with the challenges of growing up with hemophilia.

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“I told my doctor I wanted to try Novoeight®. Having it stable at a higher temperature is helpful because I live in a very hot environment.”
–Tammy

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“I told my doctor I wanted to try Novoeight®. Having it stable at a higher temperature is helpful because I live in a very hot environment.”
–Tammy

  • Meet Tammy

    Tammy was diagnosed with hemophilia A at the age of 5 when her father, who had hemophilia, noticed some familiar symptoms in her. At the time, there was little knowledge about hemophilia in girls, so her bruises and joint bleeds were not recognized as signs of a bleeding disorder. As an adult, Tammy was often told it was impossible for a woman to have hemophilia A—and when her son was born, this lack of awareness led to complications. Tammy made it her mission to promote awareness of hemophilia in women so others would not face roadblocks to treatment. Today, Tammy runs a nonprofit for women with bleeding disorders. She also became a yoga therapist, with the intention of bringing yoga to the bleeding disorders community.

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“ I know I have a treatment plan that’s in place for me, and I can still do those same activities and then embrace my hemophilia.”
–Brian

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“ I know I have a treatment plan that’s in place for me, and I can still do those same activities and then embrace my hemophilia.”
–Brian

  • Meet Brian

    Brian was diagnosed with hemophilia A at an early age. Because of the great support from the staff at his hemophilia treatment center, he learned how to be cautious while remaining very active. Throughout his life, Brian hasn't allowed hemophilia to limit his love of outdoor activities. Attending conferences, camps, and other hemophilia community events has also expanded his network of support and friendship. Brian's mission is to speak with families about his experiences living with hemophilia to remind them that they are not alone.

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“I explored my treatment options with my treatment team. And Novoeight® was at the top of the list. It resolves my bleeds and the portability fits my lifestyle."
–Clyde

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“The room temperature of Novoeight® has allowed me to take it with me and not need to keep it in a cooler. In my experience, Novoeight® has been quick to prepare.”
–Daniel

  • Meet Clyde

    Clyde was diagnosed with severe hemophilia A at birth. Growing up, he felt different, and all he wanted was to be like other kids. He attended hemophilia camps but reached a point where he no longer wished to be involved in the community—until he reached college age, when he realized that hemophilia is part of who he is. He embraced his bleeding disorder and became active with the hemophilia community. With 2 nephews who also live with hemophilia, Clyde strives to provide a good example by taking care of himself. He encourages his nephews and others living with hemophilia to take advantage of opportunities to have fun and just be themselves while managing their bleeding disorder.

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“The portability of Novoeight® is great. When I'm doing activities with my kids, it's really great just be able to put it in my pack and be off.”
–Aaron

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“The portability of Novoeight® is great. When I'm doing activities with my kids, it's really great just be able to put it in my pack and be off.”
–Aaron

  • Meet Aaron

    Aaron was diagnosed with moderate hemophilia A shortly after he was born. Because he was the first in his family to be diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, his parents were extra cautious as he was growing up. Aaron didn’t have a peer group to turn to, but eventually he was introduced to the local hemophilia community through his hematology clinic. He became involved and decided he wanted to give back—to help people like him, mentor little kids, and to share his story with parents to give them hope that their children would be okay.

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“ I can take Novoeight® on the go. Having a medication that fits into my busy lifestyle is important to me.”
–Eric

Meet Eric

Eric was diagnosed with hemophilia A when he was born. Growing up in a family with 4 siblings who all have hemophilia taught him that the condition doesn't have to be a negative experience or stop you from achieving goals. In fact, he built a strong network around himself in the hemophilia community and he believes in the power of sharing experiences. His mission is to help others with bleeding disorders learn how to push past their challenges and live their lives.

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“I can take Novoeight® on the go. Having a medication that fits into my busy lifestyle is important to me.”
–Eric

Meet Eric

Eric George was diagnosed with hemophilia A when he was born. Growing up in a family with 4 siblings who all have hemophilia taught him that the condition doesn't have to be a negative experience or stop you from achieving goals. In fact, he built a strong network around himself in the hemophilia community and he believes in the power of sharing experiences. His mission is to help others with bleeding disorders learn how to push past their challenges and live their lives.

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“Knowing that I only need a few minutes to focus on preparing my infusion helps me to just set that time aside, quickly get it done, and move on with my day.”

–Alberto

Meet Alberto

Alberto was diagnosed with hemophilia A at birth. With no history of bleeding disorders in his family, his bleeds were often not recognized—and left untreated. His visible bruises and limp caused him to be teased by peers, and he felt very isolated. Alberto was able to attend hemophilia camp, where he was exposed to the broader hemophilia community and much-needed support from people who knew what he was going through. He now works with a nonprofit organization where he leads support groups and has started a new group for mothers in the Latino community to help them understand more about bleeding disorders.

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“Knowing that I only need a few minutes to focus on preparing my infusion helps me to just set that time aside, quickly get it done, and move on with my day.”

–Alberto

Meet Alberto

Alberto was diagnosed with hemophilia A at birth. With no history of bleeding disorders in his family, his bleeds were often not recognized—and left untreated. His visible bruises and limp caused him to be teased by peers, and he felt very isolated. Alberto was able to attend hemophilia camp, where he was exposed to the broader hemophilia community and much-needed support from people who knew what he was going through. He now works with a nonprofit organization where he leads support groups and has started a new group for mothers in the Latino community to help them understand more about bleeding disorders.

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“Daniel switched over to Novoeight®. We both like the fact that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and we can leave it out at room temperature. The storage just fits into our life so much better.”
–Patricia

Meet Patricia

My son Daniel was born and diagnosed with severe hemophilia A. He is my third child and the only one with hemophilia; my daughter is a carrier as well. When Daniel was born, I felt very isolated. I had no good information and didn’t know anyone else dealing with hemophilia. Since then, I became involved with our local hemophilia chapter and that really helped us over the years to learn how to manage his disease.

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“Daniel switched over to Novoeight®. We both like the fact that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and we can leave it out at room temperature. The storage just fits into our life so much better.”
–Patricia

Meet Patricia

My son Daniel was born and diagnosed with severe hemophilia A. He is my third child and the only one with hemophilia; my daughter is a carrier as well. When Daniel was born, I felt very isolated. I had no good information and didn’t know anyone else dealing with hemophilia. Since then, I became involved with our local hemophilia chapter and that really helped us over the years to learn how to manage his disease.

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Please consult with your physician regarding recommended physical activity. You may view the National Hemophilia Foundation Playing It Safe: Bleeding Disorders, Sports and Exercise guide for information on sports and activities and how to participate safely in physical activities.

Selected Important Safety Information

You should not use Novoeight® if you are allergic to factor VIII or any of the other ingredients of Novoeight® or if you are allergic to hamster proteins.

Call your healthcare provider right away and stop treatment if you get any of the following signs of an allergic reaction: rashes or hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing, tightness of the chest, swelling of the lips and tongue, light-headedness, dizziness or loss of consciousness, pale and cold skin, fast heartbeat, or red or swollen face or hands.

Indications and Usage

Novoeight® (Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant]) is an injectable medicine used to control and prevent bleeding in people with hemophilia A. Your healthcare provider may give you Novoeight® when you have surgery.

Novoeight® is not used to treat von Willebrand Disease.

Important Safety Information

You should not use Novoeight® if you are allergic to factor VIII or any of the other ingredients of Novoeight® or if you are allergic to hamster proteins.

Call your healthcare provider right away and stop treatment if you get any of the following signs of an allergic reaction: rashes or hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing, tightness of the chest, swelling of the lips and tongue, light-headedness, dizziness or loss of consciousness, pale and cold skin, fast heartbeat, or red or swollen face or hands.

Before taking Novoeight®, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any medical conditions, take any medicines (including non-prescription medicines and dietary supplements), are nursing, pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or have been told that you have inhibitors to factor VIII.

Your body can make antibodies called “inhibitors” against Novoeight®, which may stop Novoeight® from working properly. Call your healthcare provider right away if your bleeding does not stop after taking Novoeight®.

Common side effects of Novoeight® include swelling or itching at the location of injection, changes in liver tests, and fever.

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Novoeight® is a prescription medication.

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