Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Disclaimer: At HFA, we value all opinions. This blog only reflects only the opinion and experiences of the individual mother/writer. We encourage you to talk with your children about a school safety plan, and have provided a resource at the end of this blog entry. ________________________________________ Around 11 AM, on April 20, 1999, in Littleton, […]
As parents, we are always talking about the safety of our kids, families, cars, food, neighborhoods, churches, malls etc. Let’s face it: our world is not as “safe” as it used to be, except when it comes to hemophilia! As a mother of a very active two-year-old, a sister of a stubborn 40-year-old, and the niece […]
It is important for individuals with bleeding disorders to participate in some form of physical activity. Being physically active helps to strengthen one’s muscles, bones and joints. One of the many benefits of having a strong healthy body can be a reduction in the number of bleeding episodes an individual might experience. Of equal importance […]
Dear Addy, My son is about to start summer vacation. While he is excited, I’m concerned about all of the activities he will be doing. It seems everything he enjoys involves risking a bleed. How do I monitor my child’s safety while allowing him to have fun this summer? Signed, Anxious About Summer Break Dear […]
Looking for a fun, challenging, outdoor physical activity? Try hiking!! Hiking is a safe and popular sport for people with bleeding disorders. Not only can many forests be reached without a lot of driving, but hiking can be a fun and inspiring activity for the whole family. Along with the excitement of enjoying nature, hiking is […]
Riding a bicycle is a great way to have fun, exercise and stay healthy. Whether your child is just learning to ride or has been on a bicycle for years, it is always important to encourage him or her to ride safely. Teaching children how to stay safe on a bike when they are young can create safety habits they […]
Summer is finally here! As the kids head off to their summer activities it is important to keep safety measures in mind. This FitFactor swimming video segment shows how pools can be a great place for kids (and adults), especially those with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders to play, how water can help protect vulnerable joints, and […]
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