Community in Action

Nationwide, the inheritable blood and bleeding disorders community is taking action to raise awareness for the cause. Read more to get involved and get inspired!

6 Virtual Fundraising Ideas to Support NHF
While in-person fundraising events and other opportunities to gather face to face to aid the bleeding disorders community are largely...
Ryan Griffith’s customers in North Carolina and South Carolina support the bleeding disorders community
Nothing is as sweet and satisfying as having ice cream on a hot summer day…except, perhaps, raising $7,500 through your...
5 Ways to Celebrate Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month at School
It’s Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is once again encouraging those within the community, and...
My Bleeding Disorders Community (MyBDC): For You, By You
For years, researchers studying the bleeding disorders community have sought answers to questions about people’s experiences that only community voices...
NHF Philanthropists of the Year: Steve and Sheila Kopenitz
Texas couple commits to helping families make lifelong connections.
NHF CEO Val D. Bias
When Val D. Bias became chief executive officer of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) in 2008, he wasn’t just the...
Marion Koerper, MD
On the first day of her pediatric internship at San Francisco General Hospital, Marion Koerper, MD, noticed a 4-year-old boy...
James V. Luck Jr., MD
Growing up in Southern California, James V. Luck Jr., MD, heard inspiring—and hair-raising—family stories about orthopedic surgery. In 1911, Luck’s...
Artist Ramiro Gomez
Few young artists will ever make the sort of leap that Ramiro Gomez has in less than a decade. In...
Renita Johnson and her son Edwin.
As a board member of Hemophilia of South Carolina, Renita Johnson knows that better care for people with bleeding disorders...
Professional cyclist Alex Dowsett
On July 28, British professional cyclist Alex Dowsett accomplished something not many people probably thought was likely when he was...
2019 Awards of Excellence The following people and organizations were honored with awards at the 2019 Bleeding Disorders Conference. Physician...
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