September is National Preparedness Month!  Persons with (or caring for someone with) a bleeding disorder should take proactive steps to be ready for all sorts of circumstances – natural disaster, planning for the inevitable emergency room visit and prepping for travel. Below are tools intended to help you plan ahead. All these items can be found individually in the HFA Resource Library as well:

  • presentation ( customizable PowerPoints for your use)
  • downloads (articles, customizable tools/documents)
  • links to other resources

Note: Inclusion of resources by a third party site or organization do not constitute an endorsement by HFA, it’s Board, volunteers or staff.


Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 11.07.10 AM First Responders & Hemophilia: This customizable powerpoint can be used by patients and caregivers to teach their local fire department, emergency medical services (EMS) or police department about hemophilia.
First Responders and VWD_Image First Responders & vonWillebrand Disease: This customizable powerpoint can be used by patients and caregivers to teach their local fire department, emergency medical services (EMS) or police department about vWD.




Emergency Supply Kit: This document is a quick reference of the items you should include in an emergency supply kit and is specific to those living with a bleeding disorder.


To Go Bag:  This document includes a checklist of items you might consider keeping handy – The bag can be helpful in many circumstances: when you need to “grab and go” for the emergency room, a natural disaster, or on a fun, spontaneous day for a road trip


Family Emergency Plan Worksheet: This worksheet helps families proactively plan ahead for the unexpected.
Emergency Info Card_Image Car Seat Emergency Tag:  This customizable tag is intended to be placed on a car seat or in a vehicle’s visor and is meant to be a quick reference for emergency medical responders.  It is encouraged for you to have this document laminated after customizing.
Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 1.23.04 PM Emergency Contact Form:  This customizable document serves as a quick reference of emergency medical information.  It’s a great document to leave with babysitters, school, neighbors and to keep on file at home and in your “to go” bag.

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Medical Consent Form:  This customizable document is an example of a medical consent form.  It could be used for minor children if the parent/guardian leaves the child in the care of another adult.



fema_logo FEMA/Homeland Security:  This is the premier stop, presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Department of Homeland Security on the internet for all your emergency preparedness needs!
CDC_Image CDC:  The Center for Disease Control offers an extensive collection of resources for emergency preparedness. These sites could be particularly helpful for those with bleeding disorders:

American-Red-Cross_IMAGE American Red CrossThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Learning Central

HFA’s Learning Central: One of the ways you can learn about bleeding disorders is to educate yourself with medically-vetted, accurate information, like the educational information found in HFA’s Learning Central e-learning platform. You may learn something new or brush up on facts or gain the information you need to help educate others about bleeding disorders.

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