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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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AUG 11, 2020

Men’s Support Group

Join HFM for our first virtual Men’s Support Group on Tuesday, August 11th at 10am.  All men 18+ with a bleeding disorder are welcome to …

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AUG 12, 2020

Dinner Talk: Understanding Gene Therapy Research and It’s Potential Application to Hemophilia

Save the date for the Dinner Talk, Understanding Gene Therapy Research and It’s Potential Application to Hemophilia. Sponsored by: This presentation is intended to walk you …

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AUG 19, 2020

VWiD, a presentation with Erica

Save the date for VWiD, a presentation with Erica! Sponsored by: Takeda’s VWiD program features real patients living with Von Willebrand Disease, and our goal is …

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SEP 9, 2020

Dinner Talk: Challenge Accepted: Laugh

Save the date for the Dinner Talk, Challenge Accepted: Laugh! Sponsored by: Click here for more information about the program.  Emmy winner and hemophilia advocate Alex …

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SEP 12, 2020

Michigan Women’s Retreat

Join us from the comfort of your home for an afternoon of virtual connection and renewal! Begin with a special lunch of your choosing, while chatting with …

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SEP 16, 2020

Dinner Talk: A New Approach to Treating Hemophilia A

Join us on September 16 at 6p for the Dinner Talk, A New Approach to Treating Hemophilia A: The Path to the Shielded Living Therapeutics ™ Platform. …

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