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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                        

July 23, 2009

HFA Adds Voices Campaign Project Coordinator to National Team

Washington, DC – Effective July 6, 2009 the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Katie Whittle from Seattle, Washington as its Voices Campaign Coordinator.

 “We are delighted to have Katie on board.  Her enthusiasm and fresh perspective are a great addition to our team.  We look forward to significantly furthering our grassroots efforts with Katie’s efforts,” indicates Chad Stevens, HFA Board President.

Ms. Whittle comes to the HFA with a B.A. in Communication from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Katie brings both experience and enthusiasm to the HFA from her recent internship with the Living Legacy Fund where she engaged in event planning, fundraising and outreach education of organ and tissue donations. Katie’s past experience also includes working for the Seattle Seahawks, Street Team and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

At HFA, Katie is responsible for coordinating the Voices Campaign efforts to gather stories of individuals impacted by bleeding disorders across the nation.  She is promoting grassroots efforts and building community engagement via HFA’s social networking mediums including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube.

The Hemophilia Federation of America is a national 501(c)(3) organization consisting of 30 member organizations and numerous individual members who offer assistance and grassroots advocacy on behalf of the bleeding disorders community.   Incorporated in 1994, the HFA provides programs and services to improve the quality of life for persons with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD).

For more information, visit our website at www.hemophiliafed.org or call 1-800-230-9797.

HFA CONTACT:  Susan Swindle, Development Director

Phone: 713-203-8548

Email: s.swindle@hemophiliafed.org

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