Bleeding Disorders awareness activities are a high priority on the HFA calendar. In the past the activities have taken place over a week, with the date linked to the first HFA Council meeting which was 13 October 1979 After consultation with our Haemophilia Treatment Centres and the community, for the first time we have moved our most important awareness campaign and spread it out over the month of October. This will make it a lot easier for everyone to schedule their events and awareness activities and enable us to raise more awareness across the country.
HFA and our state and territory foundations will aim to host events around the country. You can also host your own event. Some ideas:
We will have free promotional items to hand out at your events and information stalls. Orders will open in August 2022. To have an alert from us about ordering, email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many ways you can get involved in the week – wear red, host an event, hand out information at school, get your children’s class or day-care involved in the colouring-in competition and sharing social media messages to spread the word.
Do you want to share your experience with a bleeding disorder? We are looking for stories from all ages and from different perspectives – person with a bleeding disorder, carrier, parent, partner, carer, sibling. Visit www.haemophilia.org.au/BDAMsharestory to tell us about your story and we will be in contact.
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