Treatment is available for people with hemophilia and a cure could be just around the corner — that’s the message for April 17’s World Hemophilia Day. Globally, about 1 in 1,000 people has the bleeding disorder; in the U.S. about 20,000 people live with it. The problem: Globally, an estimated 75 percent of people with hemophilia have inadequate or no access to treatment.

As Amy Board, executive director of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Colorado Chapter, writes in a letter to the editor, a cure for bleeding diseases affecting 3 million Americans could be in the research pipeline in Colorado. Read the letter here.