1.) People with bleeding disorders do not bleed any more than those without bleeding disorders; they just bleed longer because their bodies are missing the necessary elements to form a clot. A simple cut will not cause a person with a bleeding disorder to bleed to death. 2.) People with bleeding disorders are just like
On March 20, 2015 The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation was featured on Moon Access Television! Chapter Member, Kim Ebsworth joined Executive Director, Alison Yazer, and Fundraising & Events Manager, Melanie Holcomb, in an interview discussing WPCNHF and bleeding disorders. Thank you so much to Moon Access Television for allowing WPCNHF to be
As you may already know, Monday April 20th is what we call Harrisburg Day. That’s the day when both NHF Chapters in Pennsylvania head to Harrisburg to speak with our elected officials about issues that are important to people living with bleeding disorders. We provide round-trip transportation, snacks and meals for everyone who wants to
This article was originally published in the February 2014 issue of Hemaware. Exercise and Menstrual Cramps How physical activity can ease pain By: Sarah Aldridge Heating pad. Salt and vinegar potato chips. TV remote control. These creature comforts help many women get through that time of the month while they’re curled up on the couch.
Washington Days 2015 By: Tori Baker Washington Days, held on February 26, 2015 had a total of about 300 participants from across the United States and Puerto Rico. It was a very amazing experience. Participants ranged from children who are affected with bleeding disorders, to those over 65 who have been active in the community
Spare an afternoon to Strike out bleeding disorders WPCNHF’s 3rd Annual Bowling for Bleeding Disorders Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 Here’s How It Works This is a 30 day campaign to raise funds for people with bleeding disorders in Western PA. Register as an Individual or a Team. Ask Friends & Family to donate to your
Educational Grants are Available for NHF’s 67th Annual Meeting The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation (WPCNHF) is pleased to offer Educational Grants for NHF’s 67th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, August 13-15, 2015. The Annual Meeting enables our community to come together and exchange information on a wide variety of topics, from
The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is pleased to offer the 2015-2016 WPCNHF Scholarship! Click here to download the WPCNHF Scholarship Application Form. Who is eligible for the WPCNHF Scholarship? Any student or immediate family member of a person with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to
Would you like to attend The National Hemophilia Foundation’s 67th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX this year? Here is your chance! The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is pleased to offer Connections for Learning Grants for those who want to attend its 67th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, August 13-15, 2015. NHF’s Annual Meeting enables the bleeding
Hands-On Learning Stations Are you considering home infusion and want to see what it’s all about? Have you been trained on home infusion and want a refresher? Would you like to have a babysitter, grandparent, spouse, sibling, other relative or caregiver learn how to infuse you or your child? Then Infusion Day is for you!