Youth Update

Hannah Opeskin is Health Promotion Officer, Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Now that the State Foundations’ family and community camps have concluded for 2014 and Christmas is almost around the corner, I am looking forward to working on some new projects with our young people.


We are looking at options for a National Youth Weekend in 2015. The weekend will be fun, where you can meet other young people with bleeding disorders and siblings, and maybe even learn something! Are you interested in attending? If so, please email your details to me, Hannah, at and we will contact you with more information once the specifics of the weekend are confirmed.


Recently we conducted a survey to assess what young people affected by bleeding disorders across Australia wanted from the website Factored In (

As a result, we will be improving areas such as:

  • Changing some main menu pages
  • Creating a ‘what’s new on the web site’ feed on the home page
  • Much needed software updates.

I am excited to work with young people to help make Factored In an even more useful tool.

"Factored In home page"

Join Factored In

Signing up to Factored In is easy.
You must be aged between 13 and 30 years.

If you have a bleeding disorder, carry the gene or are a sibling of someone who does, Factored In has a lot of helpful information.

If you join, you can comment on other people’s stories and questions and take part in competitions.

But even if you aren’t a member, you can still read the information and stories and ask questions and have them answered by experts.

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