2023 Bleeding Disorders Conference (BDC) Wrap-Up

Paxton Mills, VHF Community Member, Volunteer and NBDF NYLI Member From August 17-19, the bleeding disorders community came together to reconnect and celebrate the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF’s) 75th anniversary in National Harbor, Maryland for...

National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) Social Worker of the Year: Lauren Dunn, MSW

Each year, the National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) honors those who have made significant contributions to the bleeding disorders community at its annual Awards of Excellence program at the conclusion of their annual Bleeding Disorders Conference (BDC). Honorees are nominated by their peers for their outstanding dedication and service to the community. This year we were thrilled to learn that, Lauren Dunn, MSW of the Central Virginia Center for Coagulation Disorders (VCU-HTC) was awarded Social Worker of the Year!

VBDP Overcoming Distance or Travel Barriers Committee: Telehealth and Technology Resources

Based on the findings of the report, several committees were created to address these needs. The Overcoming Distance or Travel Barriers Committee was created and met virtually throughout 2022-2023. The committee determined that utilizing different technologies can be one way to improve access to care. During the COVID pandemic, the medical care model was forced to change. Telehealth became the new normal and now that the pandemic is ending, telehealth looks like it is here to stay. While it is convenient for reducing the travel time, there are still some barriers to reaching all members of the community, but there are also some resources that may be of help.