Today is Rare Disease Day – a rare leap year day and very fitting for a worldwide event to raise awareness and generate change for people with rare diseases.
We are building evidence about the needs of men and women affected by haemophilia in Australia.
HFA has a new website! You'll find all of the same great content and information, but in brand new packaging. Over the past 12 months we've been working hard with the team at Heartburst to modernise the HFA website. We have great plans for new features to be added in 2024, so please be patient with us while we're in the process of developing them.
The HFA Council and Staff wish you a happy and safe festive season. The HFA office will be closed from noon on Friday 22/12/2023 and reopen on Monday 8/01/2024. Should you have any queries or need to contact HFA please call 03 9885 7800 or email hfaust@haemophilia.org.au. Messages during that time will be monitored.
The December 2023 National Haemophilia is now available to read on our website. In this issue we share reports from the Conference - new haemophilia therapies, including gene therapy, VWD, women and girls, mild haemophilia, getting older and youth. There are great photos from our community celebrating Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. We reflect on HIV today for World AIDS Day. And we say goodbye to our Executive Director, Sharon Caris.
After 22 years of service, on the first of November we said farewell to our Executive Director, Sharon Caris. To show how much we appreciate everything she has done for our community, we invite you to write a message to her.
Today is World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is marked globally on 1 December to raise awareness about HIV and eliminate stigma and discrimination. In 2023 the national theme for World AIDS Day is Inclusion. Respect. Equity. This year we share messages from our community as they reflect on the theme and how it relates to the Australian bleeding disorders community.
 
What a huge month we've had! Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month (BDAM) spanned the entirety of October, and saw individuals, families, Haemophilia Foundations and other organisations all helping to raise awareness about haemophilia, von Willebrand disease and hereditary bleeding disorders around Australia.
Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month (BDAM) has arrived! For all of October, individuals, families, Haemophilia Foundations and other organisations will take part in a campaign and activities to raise awareness about haemophilia, von Willebrand disease and related inherited bleeding disorders around Australia. The theme this year is 'Working together', so let's all come together to help raise awareness!
Today is World Hepatitis Day. This is a day when we come together globally to take action on viral hepatitis. We share the message of Hep can’t wait!, reminding us that hepatitis C remains an important issue for our community and that acting now is vital.

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