A Reason to Give
“It only affects boys.”
This is one of the few
things most people ‘know’ about haemophilia,
and it just isn’t true.
Help us make sure women are not overlooked or forgotten and put at risk.
“It only affects boys.” This is one of the few things most people ‘know’ about haemophilia, and it just isn’t true.
Not only can women have bleeding disorders themselves, including haemophilia and Von Willebrand disorder, there so are many other ways the condition can impact them. It’s said that for every single man or boy diagnosed with haemophilia, as many as eight women – mothers, sisters, daughters, wives – are affected.
Whether they carry the gene, are carers, or diagnosed with haemophilia themselves, these women often feel isolated, neglected and underrepresented.
Last year we launched our ground-breaking project, The Female Factors. The goal of this project is to help Australian women and girls who are affected by bleeding disorders, either directly or through a loved one, and reduce the distress, isolation and anxiety they can experience at all stages of their journey.
The Female Factors project is well and truly under way, but we have a lot more work to do. I’m very excited by the incredible difference we’ll be able to make for women across Australia with our education, advocacy and support they need.
We need to make sure that the health and wellbeing of all these women is in safe hands – and that they never again feel isolated, forgotten or ignored. Together, I know we can do it.
But we can’t do it without you. Please will you send a tax-deductible gift to help me raise the $30,000 we need to continue The Female Factors project over the coming financial year?
Thank you so much for your support.
For more information on the project and read personaly stories download here
Date last reviewed: 10/05/2017