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September 1, 2010 (Cincinnati, Ohio) BioRx and Hemophilia of North Carolina announce the availability of four 2011 BioRx Educational Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to individuals with bleeding disorders. The scholarships will be awarded for the 2011-2012 school year, and the deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2011.

BioRx is a specialty pharmacy serving individuals with hemophilia and bleeding disorders. Hemophilia of North Carolina is a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist, involve and educate persons affected by bleeding disorders. The scholarships are funded by BioRx through an educational grant, which is administered by Hemophilia of NC, a chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.
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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. (“Bleeding disorder” is limited to clotting factor deficiency disorders, specifically: hemophilia A, B, and C; von Willebrand Disease; and factor V (parahemophilia), factor VII, factor X, and factor XIII deficiencies.)

Four individuals will 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. At least one award will go to someone studying in a health related field.

For more information on the BioRx Educational Scholarships or to obtain an application form, please contact Chris Barnes at Biorx, cbarnes@biorx.net or 919.749.3196.

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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