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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MAR 6-8, 2020

Teen Retreat

Save the date for HFM’s annual Teen Retreat at Camp Copneconic. More details to come! Questions? Contact Anthony Stevens at astevens@hfmich.org.      

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APR 3-5, 2020

SpringFest

Save the date! SpringFest is heading to the west side in 2020. Registration opens February 5, 2020.  We will share more information as the event …

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MAY 7, 2020

Butterfly Benefit

Save the date for the Butterfly Benefit in Grand Rapids. Join us again at the elegant Grand Rapids Art Museum for an evening of delicious …

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MAY 19-20, 2020

Lansing Days

Save the date for HFM’s annual legislative advocacy day, Lansing Days! Every year, HFM and a group of community advocates travel to the capital to …

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AUG 23, 2020

Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk–Detroit

Save the date for HFM’s Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk in Detroit. PS–it’s never too early to start fundraising! Questions? Contact Carrie McCulloch at cmcculloch@hfmich.org …

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SEP 12-13, 2020

Women’s Retreat

Save the date for HFM’s annual Women’s Retreat. Location TBD. Questions? Contact Shari Luckey at sluckey@hfmich.org or 734.961.3514.

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