SERVING THE BLEEDING DISORDERS COMMUNITY

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What are Bleeding Disorders?

Bleeding disorders are...

A group of inherited conditions that result when the blood does not clot properly due to a missing or defective protein or cell in one’s blood. Individuals affected by bleeding disorders may experience easy bruising, prolonged nosebleeds, heavy menstrual bleeding, and prolonged and spontaneous bleeding into joints, muscles, and organs. Prolonged bleeding may also occur following surgery or injury.

  • Bleeding disorders affect all races, genders, and ages.
  • Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD) are the two most common types of bleeding disorders.
  • Hemophilia affects roughly 20,000 individuals in the US.
  • VWD affects 1% of the US population.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

HFM was founded in 1956 and is the only nonprofit serving the bleeding disorders community in Michigan. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all affected by hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, other coagulation disorders, and related complications including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

EDUCATION

Providing education at events, workshops, and programs

COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Creating opportunities to find support in one another

ADVOCACY

Standing up for the needs of our community

SUPPORT

Helping when you need a hand

CAMP

Promoting independence and leadership in children 6-18+

BRIDGING THE GAP

Connections, information, and resources

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APR 12, 2019

Community Night

Join us in Livonia for an evening of community, food, and fun. Please RSVP by emailing Carrie McCulloch at cmcculloch@hfmich.org.

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APR 13, 2019

Days for Girls Work Day and Potluck

All women and girls deserve access to menstrual care and education. By providing sustainable solutions to manage their monthly cycle, women and girls will gain …

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APR 26-28, 2019

SpringFest

HFM’s SpringFest is our largest annual consumer education conference and is open to all Michigan individuals and families in the bleeding disorders community. Please join us for this wonderful weekend filled with amazing speakers, the latest medical information and opportunities to connect and learn from people who bring their own unique wisdom and experiences of living with a bleeding disorder.

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MAY 21-22, 2019

Lansing Days

Join HFM for our annual advocacy day in Michigan’s state capitol on Tuesday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 22, 2019. We need your voices! Michigan is welcoming 74 new representatives to the House and Senate, help us raise awareness of the bleeding disorders community.

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MAY 23, 2019

Butterfly Benefit

Enjoy a beautiful evening at the Grand Rapids Art Museum to support HFM’s summer camping programs for children affected by bleeding disorders. The evening will include entrance to the museum, food, drinks, and a myriad of ways to support children from the west side of Michigan.

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JUN 3, 2019

Swinging for Smiles Charity Golf Outing

Join us for our annual golf outing at the Polo Field to help children with bleeding disorders attend summer camp in Michigan! Enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch on the green, and a buffet dinner.

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