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 chapter in the state of Michigan serving the bleeding disorders community. 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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SEP 23, 2020

Dinner Talk: You Use Your Joints for What’s Important to You

Save the date for the Dinner Talk: You Use Your Joints for What’s Important to You. Sponsored by: Get an expert perspective on the importance …

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SEP 26, 2020

Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk–Detroit

Hello Friends, The question on the mind of many has been: Are we still having the walk?  At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, it seemed …

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OCT 2, 2020

Let’s Get Cooking!

The Fall is a perfect time to get organized, set new routines, and learn some new skills! Join us for a cooking demonstration and update …

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OCT 9-10, 2020

2020 National Conference for Women and Teens with Hemophilia

The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan’s National Conference for Women and Teens with Hemophilia, will take place virtually the weekend of October 9-10, 2020. Due to …

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OCT 13, 2020

Men’s Support Group

Join HFM’s virtual Men’s Support Group on October 13 at 10am. All men 18+ with a bleeding disorder are welcome to join. This group is …

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OCT 14, 2020

Dinner Talk: Lesson Plans, Navigating School with a Bleeding Disorder

Join us on October 14 at 6p for the Dinner Talk: Lesson Plans, Navigating School with a Bleeding Disorder. Sponsored by: Learn how students, parents, family …

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