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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2009

Washington, DC – Effective August 24, 2009 the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Winchester, Intern.   Ms. Winchester’s primary responsibility is Helping Hands Coordinator. Helping Hands is a program for individuals with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease that provides emergent financial relief with housing, transportation and utilities.

Amanda brings enthusiasm and experience to the HFA with her professional work as a legal assistant with the law firm of Jackson & McPherson, LLC in New Orleans. Her volunteer activities include service at the American Red Cross, New Orleans Outreach and the United Saints. 

A native of Houston, Texas, Amanda joins the HFA as a recent graduate from Tulane University, with a B.A. in Anthropology and French and a Minor in Spanish. Amanda is currently enrolled at The George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, Washington, DC, as an M.A. candidate concentrating her studies on International Affairs and Global Health.  “Amanda is a delight and we both welcome and look forward to her contributions to this very important HFA program,” states Michelle Burg, Program Director.

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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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