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.聽聽Let鈥檚 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.聽 Being physically active helps to strengthen one鈥檚 muscles, bones and joints.聽 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鈥檓 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鈥檚 safety while allowing him to have fun this summer? Signed, Anxious About Summer Break Dear […]
Looking for a fun, challenging, outdoor聽physical activity? 聽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. 聽Along with the excitement of enjoying nature, hiking is […]
Riding a bicycle is聽 a great way to have fun, exercise and聽stay聽healthy.聽 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.聽 Teaching children聽how to stay safe on a bike聽when they are young聽can create safety habits they […]
Summer is finally here!聽 As the kids head off to their summer activities it is important to keep safety measures in mind.聽 This FitFactor swimming video segment shows how pools can be a great place for kids (and adults), especially those with hemophilia聽or other bleeding disorders聽to play, how water can help protect vulnerable joints, and […]
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