Call Out for Original Artwork by Hemophilia Patients To Be Part of NHF October Conference

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Creative expression within the bleeding disorders community will be on display for the thousands expected to attend the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF) Annual Bleeding Disorders Conference next month in Orlando, Florida.

Backed by BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy, the exhibit, called Blood Work 2018, will showcase interactive gallery submissions from around the country. Creativity takes all shapes and forms, and as such, the display will feature a variety of mediums that include paintings, music and fashion.

The foundation’s 70th Bleeding Disorders Conference runs Oct. 11–13 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The event will include educational sessions, chapter training, networking opportunities and activities such as yoga and Tai Chi. Childcare is available for children under 12. To register, please click here.

Those interested in submitting may see criteria and instructions here; the deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 28. In the past, art has included everything from woven baskets and theater design, to a tiny house built from the ground up. Participants of any age or skill level are encouraged to apply. Submissions need not pertain to bleeding disorders.

 Blood Work is organized by the NHF and FOLX, a non-profit organization that fosters inclusion and diversity in the bleeding disorders community.

 BioMatrix, which offers specialty pharmacy services and digital health technology remedies for patients with chronic and unwieldy conditions, is a founding sponsor of Blood Work.

 “We’re pleased to partner again with the National Hemophilia Foundation and FOLX on the fifth installment of Blood Work,” Tara Marchese, director of marketing for BioMatrix, said in a press release. 

 “Every year we are amazed at the incredible creativity and talent on display.  It is a powerful representation of what it’s like to live with a bleeding disorder through the patient’s eyes.”

 The NHF is committed to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders, and to helping to prevent complications through education, advocacy and research.

It offers a host of events and educational programs, including in-person workshops on an array of topics. It also offers online education, where peers and experts provide insight on issues such as navigating insurance, bleeding order disclosure, and how to find the best child care.

In addition, the foundation hosts the Red Tie Soiree, its annual gala that raises funds to sustain the organization and provide vital resources to the bleeding disorders community.