Inhibitor Support

Inhibitor Support helps individuals in the bleeding disorder community dealing with inhibitors cover tutoring or supplies for students who have missed school due to inhibitor-related complications and travel expenses for medically necessary procedures, surgeries, and/or second options.

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Steps to Apply

Step 1: Check Eligibility

  • Have at least one member in the household with a diagnosed bleeding disorder
  • Have at least one member with an active inhibitor: a measurable titer and/or shortened half-life
  • Have documentation of medical recommendation stating reason for request, how it will support inhibitor treatment, and confirms diagnosed bleeding disorder and active inhibitor
  • Travel arrangements must be made at least 30 days prior to the requested medical visit

Step 2: Obtain Written Documentation

  • Must be from a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, physical therapist, or hospital social worker)
  • Confirmed diagnosed bleeding disorder and active inhibitor
  • States the reason for the request and how it will support the patient’s inhibitor treatment or education
  • Can be in the form of a letter, medical visit notes, or this medical verification form
  • Upload document(s) in the referral form or email us.

Step 3: Complete Form

Step 4: Complete the Online Referral Form

  • Can be completed by the applicant or a professional representative in the bleeding disorder community
  • If the need is time-sensitive, please specify why and when the item is needed

Step 5: HFA Processes the Application

  • A Helping Hands staff member will contact the applicant for a phone interview, usually within 30 days of receiving the application. The interview takes about 10 minutes and reviews applicant’s monthly household income, household information, and next steps.

A referral indicates permission to contact both the applicant and the referrer. We will be in touch with the referrer or a local professional about any safety issues raised in our phone interview.

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