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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    September 28, 2009

 Washington, DC:  The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) launched its first online community social networking medium in July 2009.  HFA’s official Facebook site is designed to make connections and build relationships with community members across the country. On September 19, 2009, just two months after the page was created, HFA met its 2009 year-end goal of reaching 1,000 fans.

 

“HFA could not have met its goal of 1,000 fans without the help of the community suggesting to their friends and family to join HFA’s page.  It’s fun each day to watch the numbers of fans climb so quickly.  The HFA Facebook page is a great place for dialogue with other people in the community, to ask questions, seek advice, and encourage others,” states Katie Whittle, Social Networking Coordinator.

 

The HFA Facebook page offers an excellent medium for community outreach. The official site offers a variety of information including links to important legislative updates, HFA blogs, press releases, program updates and the Voices Campaign.  The HFA welcomes feedback and community dialogue on the site.

To visit the official HFA Facebook page go to: http://www.facebook.com/hemophiliafed

 

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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: 713-203-8540 Email: s.swindle@hemophiliafed.org

 

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