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People with Bleeding Disorders and HCV send letter to FDA Commissioner

May 25, 2011

HFA recognizes and supports efforts to further the development and availability of promising HCV therapies for the bleeding disorders community. Click here to read the recent letter to FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg. Click here to read the MASAC Recommendations for Treatment of Chronic HCV Infection.

2011 Symposium Video

May 16, 2011

HFA Symposium 2010

March 3, 2011

Rare Disease Day 2011

January 26, 2011

Finding Independence in the Trees, A Peak Inside a Week at Summer Camp

January 15, 2011

By Katie Whittle I believe we all could use a bit more positivity in our life, a break from the daily grind and a chance to let lose. One week a summer, I pull out my grungy clothes and put away my somewhat serious self for an unforgettable week of summer camp.聽 I just returned […]

HFA Welcomes Three New Member Organizations

October 12, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 October 11, 2010 Washington: DC:聽 Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), a community focused national organization serving the needs of individuals and families with bleeding disorders since 1994, is pleased to announce the addition of three new member organizations in 2010 as indicated below: The Connecticut Hemophilia Society, Inc. (CHS), founded on February […]

HFA President, Paul Brayshaw hosts President Barack Obama’s Backyard Health Care Policy Forum

September 22, 2010

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Washington, DC:聽 President Barack Obama held a backyard discussion on healthcare reform at the home of Hemophilia Federation of America’s President, Mr. Paul Brayshaw.聽聽Paul, an individual with Hemophilia is a resident of Falls Church, VA. He聽opened the forum with a statement regarding the positive impact of the Affordable […]

HFA Adds New Blood Brotherhood Sites

August 10, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 9, 2010 聽Washington, DC: The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new Blood Brotherhood sites, Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California (HFNC) and Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakotas (HFMD). Other states hosting local community support groups include Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, New York, Illinois, […]

American Plasma Users Coalition, A-PLUS, Seeks FDA-Community Research Agenda to Enhance The Safety of Our Nation’s Blood Supply

June 9, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability will be reviewing the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy recommending that men wh have sex with another man (MSM) even one time since 1977 should be deferred indefinitely from donating blood. Click here for the Release

Joint Statement on Addressing the MSM Blood Ban by Groups Representing People Living with Hemophilia, Gay Men and People Living with HIV/AIDS

June 9, 2010

The Department of聽 Health & Human Services, Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability will be reviewing the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy recommending that men who have sex with another man (MSM) even one time since 1977 should be deferred indefinitely from donating blood.聽聽Click here for the Press Release.

HFA Press Release: Facebook Fans Bring Community Friends Together

March 10, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Washington, D.C.:聽 There is no doubt that the social media trend has changed how the world communicates. From world events and tragedies to simply linking people together in a personal day-to-day style, social forums like Facebook have made an impact.聽 At the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), this […]

Infusion Set Needles [Manufactured by Nipro for Exelint]: Recall

January 26, 2010

Exel/Exelint Huber needles, Exel/Exelint Huber Infusion Sets Exel/Exelint “Securetouch+” Safety Huber Infusion Sets Audience: Hospital Risk Managers, Surgical Service personnel FDA notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of Exel/Exelint Huber needles, Exel/Exelint Huber Infusion Sets and Exel/Exelint “Securetouch+” Safety Huber Infusion Sets, manufactured by Nipro Medical Corporation for Exelint International Corporation due to […]

Press Release: HFA Voices Blood Safety Concerns

December 11, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:聽聽 December 10, 2009 Washington, DC: 聽The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) expresses its concern regarding the ongoing labor issues involving the Teamsters Local 929 and the American Red Cross of Pennsylvania /New Jersey. The national blood system depends on skilled workers to provide clean, safe blood to laboratories. The blood is distilled […]

Press Release: HFA Recently Approved for NORD Membership

December 10, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:聽聽聽聽December 10, 2009 Washington, DC:聽 The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) recently approved the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA)for membership.聽 One of 150 member organizations, the HFA is excited about the opportunity to participate with NORD on important public policy, advocacy, awareness and educational issues.聽 Certain standards and requirements must be met […]

Press Release: HFA HOSTS FIRST ADVOCACY INTENSIVE

October 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:聽聽聽聽 October 20, 2009 聽Washington, DC:聽 The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) held its first Advocacy Intensive weekend October 2 – 5, 2009.聽 The program is a best practice model for bringing HFA social advocacy programs full circle and encouraging members of the bleeding disorders community to reach their聽 full potential through role […]

Advocates in Action: The Forbes’ Family Meets President Obama

October 16, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2009 Washington, DC:聽 聽Imagine having the opportunity to visit the Oval Office and meet the President of the United States.聽 This opportunity became a reality for 12-year old Emmanuel Forbes with severe hemophilia complicated by an inhibitor, his five siblings and parents, Michael and Jane Forbes. Emmanuel was granted his […]

Leland Smith

October 11, 2009

HFA Press Release: HFA MEETS GOAL OF 1,000 FANS ON OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE!

September 28, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 聽 聽September 28, 2009 聽Washington, DC:聽 The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) launched its first online community social networking medium in July 2009.聽 HFA’s official Facebook site is designed to make connections and build relationships with community members across the country. On September 19, 2009, just two months after the page was […]

HFA Press Release: HFA COLLABORATES WITH COTT OFFERING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS TO SURVIVORS’ REUNION-CSL Behring offers $10,000 in support of the scholarships

September 23, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2009 聽The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) will collaborate with the Committee of Ten Thousand (COTT) by offering a total of 33 travel scholarships for members of the Blood Brotherhood Program to attend COTT’s twentieth anniversary celebration and survivors’ reunion.聽 The celebration will be held at the Liaison Hotel in […]

HFA Press Release: HFA COLLABORATES WITH COTT OFFERING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS TO SURVIVORS’ REUNION-Baxter offers $15,000 in support of scholarships

September 23, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2009 聽The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) will collaborate with the Committee of Ten Thousand (COTT) by offering a total of 33 travel scholarships for members of the Blood Brotherhood Program to attend COTT’s twentieth anniversary celebration and survivors’ reunion.聽 The celebration will be held at the Liaison Hotel in […]

Alex & Jim

September 14, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: HFA WELCOMES NEW INTERN Amanda Winchester

September 8, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2009 Washington, DC – Effective August 24, 2009 the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Winchester, Intern.聽聽 Ms. Winchester’s primary responsibility is Helping Hands Coordinator. Helping Hands is a program for individuals with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease that provides emergent financial relief […]

Press Release: HFA Adds Voices Campaign Project Coordinator to National Team

July 24, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 July 23, 2009 HFA Adds Voices Campaign Project Coordinator to National Team Washington, DC – Effective July 6, 2009 the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Katie Whittle from Seattle, Washington as its Voices Campaign Coordinator. 聽“We are delighted to have Katie on board.聽 Her […]

Press Release: CSL Behring Awards Multi-year Commitment to the HFA Voices Campaign

July 23, 2009

July 22, 2009 聽聽聽聽 CSL Behring Awards Multi-year Commitment to the HFA Voices Campaign Washington, D.C. – The Hemophilia Federation of America was recently awarded a multi-year commitment to its Voices Campaign.聽 The HFA launched the program in May of 2009 at its annual meeting in Indianapolis, IN and has continued to build positive momentum […]

Share Your Voice

June 26, 2009

Share your voice with legislators

Share Your Voice

June 26, 2009

The Voices Campaign is HFA’s grassroots advocacy initiative aimed at raising general public and legislator awareness of the bleeding disorders community through personal stories from affected individuals and their families.聽 In the approaching national debates regarding health care reform, HFA wants to ensure the bleeding disorders community is heard, and through the Voices Campaign, members […]

Press Release: HFA Voices Campaign Gaining Momentum

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 Washington DC: Hemophilia Federation of America’s (HFA) grassroots “Voices Campaign” recently launched at the 2009 Educational Symposium in Indianapolis, IN is gaining momentum by collecting powerful stories from community members. “Now is the time for action.聽 As individuals and as a community, we must be accountable and make every effort to get […]

Real People DENIED Real Healthcare: Nathan Wilkes

May 1, 2009

Thomas Wilkes was born with severe hemophilia


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