Author Archives: Mary Chapman

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

Grifols Doubles Factor VIII, IX Treatment Donations to WFH Aid Program

Grifols is expanding its commitment to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Humanitarian Aid Program, donating at least 240 million international units (IU) of blood clotting factors over eight years to consistently treat some 3,000 bleeding disorder patients in developing countries. The contribution, starting in 2022 and running through…

Supporters Prepare for World Hemophilia Day

From donning red gear to flooding social media, supporters are gearing up for World Hemophilia Day 2021 on April 17. The event is focused on raising awareness and understanding of the bleeding disorder that affects about one in 10,000 people globally. Organized by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH),…

Nominations Open for National Hemophilia Foundation Awards

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is calling for nominations for its Awards of Excellence, which honor members of the bleeding disorders community. The awards are for those who have helped improve the lives of patients with bleeding diseases, including those with hemophilia, through treatment and care, advocacy,…

Rare Disease Day at NIH, Set for March 1, Growing Year by Year

Rare Disease Day at NIH, organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and taking place on March 1, will feature panel discussions, patient stories, research updates, TED-style talks, and a presentation by a Nobel laureate recently recognized for her work on a gene editing tool. The free, virtual…

Pandemic Won’t Stop Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28

Scores of virtual events are afoot around the world to mark Rare Disease Day 2021 on Feb. 28. The activities are focused on heightening awareness about rare diseases and the hundreds of millions of individuals they are thought to affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide will sport denim ribbons…