CVS Health Donates $260,000 To Bleeding Disorder Programs

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In honor of Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month, celebrated in March, CVS Health is donating more than $260,000 to national and local hemophilia and bleeding disorder programs across the United States.

Although there’s no exact number of how many people are now living with this condition, it is estimated that there are about 20,000 people with hemophilia in the U.S. 

Because of their biological inability to properly clot blood at the site of bleeding injury or surgery, people with hemophilia are often at risk for any type of internal bleeding, which may be life threatening.

“CVS Health recognizes the challenges that come with having a bleeding disorder, and the need for increased research and education,” Joel Helle, Vice President, Specialty Sales, CVS Health, said in a press release. “By providing these leading organizations and programs with support, we’re able to help impact the care and quality of life for all people with a bleeding disorder, which advances our company’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

The company will contribute $50,000 to the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), with the intent to increase education and support to bleeding disorder patients and their families, including the HFA Families and Blood Brotherhood programs.

“HFA is pleased to have the support of CVS Health to help raise awareness and to continue the very important advocacy work we do to improve the lives of people in the bleeding disorders community,” said Kimberly Haugstad, President and CEO of HFA.

CVS Health will also donate $60,000 to the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) to increase awareness and education, and enable research. Two of the events that will receive CVS charitable funding are the NHF’s annual Red Tie Campaign and UNITE for Bleeding Disorders — NFH’s walking fundraiser that, this year, will take place in a total of 45 cities across the U.S.

“This collaborative effort is the type of partnership that is necessary to help increase awareness and deliver the programming and support our families desperately need,” said Brett Spitale, Vice President of Advancement for NHF. “We look forward to growing our partnership with CVS Health in the future allowing us to do more for our community.”

In addition, CVS Health will donate more than $150,000 to 38 local programs across the U.S. ($1,000 – $7,000 per program), in support of local walks, summer camps, and patient retreats. The programs receiving funding are: