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.
The theme, ‘Working together‘, was embraced fully as everyone came together in support of our bleeding disorders community.
Throughout the month we featured different personal stories from our community members. Read them here:
- Dale’s story – don’t be held back
- Simoni’s story – growing up with VWD
- Sharron’s story – a woman with haemophilia
- Joe’s story – playing wheelchair football
- Poppa & Roman share a special bond
- Adam’s story – Getting the message out
- Zev, Mike and David – living well with haemophilia
- Jack’s amazing travel adventure
- Belinda’s story – rare and embracing independence
- Living life actively with VWD
- Gavin’s outback camping story
Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month wouldn’t be the same without our kids activities! This month kids (and adults) had fun finding red items for the Scavenger Hunt, testing their eyes with the Word Find and getting out the pens and pencils for the Colour-in Competition!
We’re still accepting submissions for the colour-in comp – if you or your family want to take part please get them to email@example.com by Friday 10 November.
It was so great seeing everyone in the community getting together to help raise awareness. Information desks at HTCs, red dress days, walks, trivia nights and even a spooky halloween-themed bake sale! Thank you everyone for your support and for sending through photos. If we’ve missed any, please let us know – there will be a feature in December’s issue of National Haemophilia.
A big thank you to the Haemophilia State & Territory Foundations for running heaps of events throughout the month. It was a wonderful opportunity for members to catch up and have a fun time out.
Foundation events across Australia were a great way for community members to catch up.
The HFA team got in on the action and all dressed in red!
Information booths at hospitals were a great way to help raise awareness.
As always, the kids stole the show – making red treats to share and teaching their friends and classmates about bleeding disorders.
Banking fundraising donations
Thank you to everyone who helped raise money throughout the month. To donate proceeds from your event to HFA, you can do it in a few different ways:
Option 1: Donate online
Make a donation securely on our donation page. Please ensure to comment in the notes section about your event.
Option 2: PayPal
You can donate via PayPal by sending donation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 3: Direct Deposit
Direct deposit into HFA bank account. Please email email@example.com for the details.