"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 and the National Hemophilia Foundation.
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
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HFM BOARD RETREAT
HFM's Board Retreat took place on November 23, 2013 at the Sheraton Four Points in Linthicum, Maryland. Guest presenters included: Dr. Casella & Dr. Streiff from the Johns Hopkins HTC, Paul Dempsey from Novo Nordisk and Janel Johnson Momanyi from HFA. Thank you to all who attended! A great deal of work was completed at this year's retreat as we gear up to finish a great 2013 fiscal year and plan for even more greatness in 2014!
HFM Family Weekend 2013"Where Friends Become Family"
HFM hosted 35 families affected by hemophilia or von Willebrand disease at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay from October 11-13, 2013 for our annual Family Educational Weekend. I am proud to say the event was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, volunteered and sponsored this event! We could not do it without you!
Thank You to Our 2013 Family Weekend Sponsors!
HFM held it's First Annual Summer Camp, "Camp Bloodstone", at the Harford Glen Environmental Center from August 14-17, 2013! Thank you to our camp sponsors, Pfizer, Baxter and Novo Nordisk and to our many volunteers for making this event possible! Special thanks to the entire HFM Camp Committee and a special THANK YOU to Camp Chair and Hemo Dad, Shawn Nease.
Did you know HFM Membership is FREE?
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!
HFM Awards Educational Scholarships to Aspiring
Students for the 2013-2014 School Year!
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 2013-2014 school year.
Students with a Bleeding Disorder:
- Roshan Dutta
- Colin Wick
- Matthew Gates
- Brooks Hoffman
- Alex Bennett
- Cory Flens
- Kyle Flens
- Kristin Gates
- Kaitlyn Marlatt
- Janae Alston
- William Hoffman
Congratulations to our 2013
CSL Behring Gettin' in the Game Participants
Congratulations to Luke Hartley and Matthew McKinney for being selected as HFM's representive at the CSL Behring Gettin' in the Game event in Phoenix, Arizona! What a wonderful opportunity, and we are so very proud of the both of you!
Emergency Room (ER) Form for Bleeding Disorders
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.
Important Dental Information To Take With You to Your Next Dental Visit
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!