Author Archives: Mary Chapman

World Hemophilia Day Supporters Hope to Make a Difference

Supporters of World Hemophilia Day, on April 17, are hoping to raise awareness about the bleeding disorder with events planned globally and on social media, and to advocate for sustainable and equitable access to care and treatment. The annual event, which is organized by the World Federation of Hemophilia…

Videos Sought as Memorial Art for WFH 2022 World Congress

Those wishing to memorialize family members or friends who have lost their lives due to an inherited bleeding disorder like hemophilia, and who want to help empower and educate future patients, are invited to create a video for the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2022 World Congress. Specifically, the…

Emmes, MedGenome to Speed Up Genomics-based Breakthrough Therapies

A partnership between Emmes and MedGenome seeks to accelerate development of genomics-powered therapies for people with rare diseases, such as hemophilia. The companies plan to combine patient data into custom disease registries to improve research design and help with patient recruitment for clinical trials. In addition, they…

Ameritas Honors Hemophila A Advocate With $20K Grant to NHF

Jim Christensen Jr., a hemophilia A patient who has supported the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) for more than three decades, has received the Lester A. Rosen Humanitarian and Achievement Award, given annually by Ameritas, for which he is an independent financial representative. With the award, the insurance company…

Sept. 18 is ‘Unite Day’ for Bleeding Disorders Community

Bleeding disorder patients and their supporters are encouraged to participate on Sept. 18 in Unite Day, a national virtual event aimed at celebrating the community and underscoring the need for treatment for all. Unite Day complements participation in the annual Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk, both presented by the…