Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Does anyone really like getting stuck with needles? I don’t and I only gets labs drawn yearly and have my flu shot once a year. When you have hemophilia and you have serious needle phobia, infusions don’t go well. My son Chris, who is now 30, admits he still has severe needle phobia. Chris’s first […]
It is a common refrain to hear medical professionals comment on how well Logan does with his infusions. This is usually echoed in a, “He is such a champ,” or “How did you get to be so brave,” or the sadder version, “I wish my older patients were this good.” I am proud of Logan; […]
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day I got the phone call — the one I had been dreading since my daughter was diagnosed with Platelet Storage Pool Disorder (PSPD). It was 10:30 AM on a Thursday. I was singing to the preschoolers where I work when my colleague brought me the phone. She had that […]
I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. It took me years before I realized what it was and that it was real. My mother also lived with it, but our family did not realize it until after she passed away. It is a condition that can be handled in many […]
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