(Because Milds Matter Too!)

When: Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 ‚Äď 8:00 pm EST

This webinar is for patients, caregivers, and providers and includes all mild bleeding disorders such as vWD, hemophilia, platelet disorders, rare bleeding disorders, and those who consider themselves carriers or symptomatic carriers.

Mild bleeding disorders are sometimes regarded as less serious, which is a barrier for some people when seeking diagnosis and care. HFA understands the importance of all people with bleeding disorders – regardless of severity – having access to appropriate diagnostic and medical care.

Come learn about:

  • The changing landscape of mild bleeding disorders
  • Types of mild bleeding disorders and issues patients face
  • How to determine if a person is having a bleeding episode
  • Being prepared for bleeding episodes
  • How to advocate for care for a mild bleeding disorder

Our Speakers

Bekah Heckathorne RN, BSN is the lead nurse at The Hemophilia Center at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She has worked in the bleeding disorder community for 5 years and prior to that, spent 10 years working primarily in pediatric hematology/oncology. She lives in Portland with her fiancé and their pets (Winnie and Lily). When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and hosting dinner parties for friends.

Paige Keller received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Anderson University in Indiana and has been a pediatric nurse for 6 years. She has been with the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center since 2019. Her current role is a pediatric triage nurse, where she is in constant contact with bleeding disorder patients and families, working together to manage and optimize their bleeding disorder care.

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