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August 6, 2009 (Cincinnati, Ohio)   BioRx, a specialty pharmacy, and Hemophilia of North Carolina, a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist, involve and educate persons affected by bleeding disorders, announce the winners of the 2009 BioRx Educational Scholarships.  Each of the winners receives a $2,000 scholarship.  The scholarships are funded by BioRx through an educational grant, which is administered by Hemophilia of NC, a chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. 

 The recipients of the 2009 BioRx Educational Scholarship Awards are:

  • Lydia Gonzales, Las Vegas, NV
  • Lacey Powell, Hamilton, OH
  • Karli Keels, Greenville, SC

Established in 2004, the BioRx Educational Scholarships are intended for anyone in the country living with a bleeding disorder, including caregivers of children affected with bleeding disorders, a person who has been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, or a sibling of a person diagnosed with a bleeding disorder.  Each year, three individuals are selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship toward their education.  While the scholarships are available to anyone with a bleeding disorder, preference is given to applicants who are working toward completing coursework in a healthcare related field at accredited colleges or certified training programs.

 Lydia has Von Willebrand’s Disease – Type 1 and will attend the College of Southern Nevada to start a degree program to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant.  Lacey also has Von Willebrand’s Disease and will start her second year at Xavier University in Cincinnati, majoring in Occupational Therapy.   Karli has a brother with Hemophilia A, and she is working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

For more information on the BioRx Educational Scholarships or to obtain an application for the 2010 scholarships, please contact Chris Barnes at Biorx, cbarnes@biorx.net or 919.749.3196, or visit the BioRx website at www.biorx.net/hemo_scholarships.php

About BioRx
Based in Cincinnati Ohio, BioRx is a national pharmacy specializing in highly customized care for the bleeding disorders community.  As one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of hemophilia clotting factors and other specialty pharmaceuticals the company’s clinical staff reaches patients and physicians in 50 states.  To learn more about BioRx and its products and services visit www.biorx.net.

About Hemophilia of North Carolina

Hemophilia of North Carolina is a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist, involve and educate persons affected by bleeding disorders and to educate the medical community and the public about bleeding disorders.  Hemophilia of North Carolina was formed in the 1970s by a diverse group of parents, patients, spouses, health care professionals and others with an interest in promoting awareness, providing support and disseminating information to the community. Today HNC has over 400 members and provides services and support to all persons with bleeding disorders.

Press Contact:  Judith Cline, 513/382-5409; Email:  jcline@biorx.net

 

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