"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.
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.
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HFM Camp Applications are Due on May 1st, 2015
HFM will sponsor summer camp at Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Hartford, CT again this year. Children with a bleeding disorder will attend a separate session than siblings. However, HFM is sponsoring both sessions and will provide transportation for both sessions. Camp for children with a bleeding disorder will take place on June 12 - 18, 2015. Sibling camp will take place on August 16-22, 2015. Camp is open to children ages 7-15. For children ages 16-18, you have the opportunity to attend Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's HERO session (offered several times throughout the summer). HFM will also sponsor transportation for all children who attend a HERO session. Camp Applications are available HERE Remember - the Application Deadline is May 1, 2015!
I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!
Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show have partnered with Ben Jerry's Ice Cream to create a new flavor "The Tonight Dough". Proceeds from the sales of this ice cream benefit Hole in the Wall Gang Camp - the same camp HFM children attend! So, there is no better reason than now to pick up your pint of ice cream. Nick Koenig (pictured left) wasted no time and tells us here at HFM, that it is DELICIOUS!!
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!