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Volunteer Spotlight: A Community Builder

Each year, at the HFA Symposium, we recognize the tremendous volunteerism in the bleeding disorders community. The Michael Davon Community Service award is for extraordinary service to the community via one’s national or global volunteerism and charitable giving. Michael Davon was a New Englander who was integral to the inception of HFA. He was described […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: No Brighter Star

Each year, the HFA staff recognizes the national spirit and remarkable volunteerism for HFA with the #bleedingdisorders community. As #VolunteerAppreciationMonth comes to a close this week, we will be recognizing award winners from #HFA2017. Today, we remember Star Tyree, a long-time HFA supporter, volunteer, and friend.   Starlyn (Star) Tyree was a former Executive Director […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Award Winner Unites Community

In conjunction with Volunteer Appreciation Month, we are highlighting volunteers who help to make the bleeding disorders community inclusive and informative. Today, we are proud to recognize one of our recent award winners at our 2017 Symposium, Darcy Zwier! The “It Takes a Village” award is provided to an individual who goes above and beyond in […]

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Infusing Love: Not “Just a Mom”

The candidates for the HFA Board of Directors Executive Committee were asked to record a short video to share rather than a written resume this year. I thought it was a great idea until I realized that I had to do it too.  I totally dragged my feet for a few weeks until I reached […]

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Infusing Love: Gateway to Understanding

  For someone who spends her days organizing events for a living, it always surprises me how much I look forward to the HFA Symposium each year. It has a similar structure to many of the events I plan – with plenary sessions, workshops, exhibits, and networking events – yet it feels completely different. Yes, […]

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Infusing Love: It’s All About the People

In 2008 my husband, two kiddos and I traveled to our first Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) annual Symposium.  We had been to a couple of NHF meetings since the kids had been born but we did not know much about HFA.  Kim Bernstein, a truly talented community advocate, had been pushing me that I […]

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Come On In, the Water is Fine

At Symposium, I wore the same socks for two days in a row, I stayed up four hours past my normal bedtime every night, and I finally realized that I needed to brush my teeth at exactly 7:21 am on Friday… I was like a young child at Symposium: so completely engrossed in everything going […]

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It’s Time for a Family Reunion

One of the things that surprised me most about joining the bleeding disorders community was the sense of family.  Thomas’s diagnosis was the first in our family history (although we’d later find out I’m a carrier), so the shock of hemophilia was hard to shake, but the open arms we met made it a bit […]

HFA Symposium 2012 recap

Check out our HFA Symposium 2012 recap video! Are you ready for our 2013 Symposium in Dallas, TX on April 25 – 27, 2013 http://symposium.hemophiliafed.org/  

Beyond Hemophilia, filmed by Justin Lindhorst

Michael Jones is a 13 year old with hemophilia A. Michael doesn’t let his hemophilia slow him down, he enjoys playing baseball and staying active. Justin Lindhorst was a part of HFA’s Young Leaders program at Symposium and is now a part of HFA’s Media Task Force.

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