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Who We Are
"Making Life More Manageable for People with Bleeding Disorders"
The Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland (HFM) is a Nonprofit Organization, which devotes its efforts to improving the quality of life for persons affected with bleeding disorders and their complications. This mission is accomplished through outreach development, educational programs, informational literature, support services and patient referrals. HFM is a proud member of the Hemophilia Federation of America.
Former "Hole in the Wall Gang" Campers Reunite at National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Conference. Pictured above: Matthew, John Taylor, Matther, Harvey Sr., (camp chaperone), Spencer, Greg, Nick and Scott
HFM Community News
Be sure to check this section frequently as we bring you the latest and greatest happenings from within the Maryland bleeding disorder community. Have some news you want to share? Please email HFM at Miller8043@comcast.net. Want to subscribe to HFM's online newsletters and email list? Please visit the Newsletters page.
Your support is most appreciated!!!
HFM events and programs would not be possible without the assistance of our sponsors. So, if you enjoy attending HFM events, when selecting a homecare or specialty pharmacy, I encourage you to take notice of those who give back to the bleeding disorder community.
There is no cost to become an HFM member, but membership is required to receive notification and attend upcoming events and programs. Be sure to complete our online membership form below TODAY!
Kudos to NHF on a very informative 2014 annual conference! HFM thanks all who volunteered to man the HFM exhibit booth! Pictured Left: Harvey Gates, Carletha Gates, Elizabeth Reimer, Emma Miller and Ellen Hartley.
Education is Power and HFM proudly tries to support all who are interested in continuing their education. CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals who were awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.
Students with a Bleeding Disorder:
- Hassan Davis
- Jay Hurtt
- Roshan Dutta
- Edgar Hutchinson, Jr.
- Colin Wick
- Matthew Gates
- Brooks Hoffman
- Cory Flens
- Kyle Flens
- Alexis Pullara
- Janae Alston
- William Hoffman
- Ashley McKinney
- Natasha Burroughs
An Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Health Needs is available to help parents explain their child’s complicated medical history when they must visit the emergency room. The form was created by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The two organizations say that physicians, parents, EMS professionals and nurses will be able to use the form as a tool to transfer critical information.
The child’s physician or hemophilia treatment center staff fill out the medical information ahead of time, so the parent can hand ER staff the form when needed. Parents are also encouraged to give copies of the form to all of their child’s caregivers.
For children registered with the MedicAlert Foundation, the organization can keep the form on file so healthcare professional can access it 24 hours a day.
With so much on our minds, it is quite easy to forget some information that may be very important to mention at your or your child’s next dental visit. Baxter Healthcare created the linked form to make dental visits much easier!