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VHF Annual Meeting

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


VHF’s Annual Meeting brings together the inherited bleeding disorder community to share information on a wide variety of topics. It is a great opportunity for education, networking, and support for individuals and families. The annual meeting will be held virtually on zoom and will have time for VHF chapter updates with a focus on the work of our board of directors and an exciting keynote presentation from Save One Life founder and board president Laurie Kelley and executive director Chris Bombardier.

*VHF constituents that register and attend will receive dinner on us (details TBD)* This session is free and open to VHF constituents, any constituent under the age of 12 will need adult supervision to participate.

» Please go here to view our Virtual Annual Meeting Program This program is one way our generous sponsors can virtually connect with the community by providing links to their electronic resources, brochures, websites, social media sites and more!

We could not provide this important event without the help of our generous sponsors.
Premier Sponsors: Pfizer and Takeda
Platinum Sponsors: Bayer and Genentech
Corporate Sponsors: BioMarin, CSL Behring, DrugCo, HEMA Biologics, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter’s and the University of Virginia’s 340B Factor Program, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, Sanofi Genzyme, and Superior Biologics

Keynote Presentation: “The right time helping, changes a life.” Helping People with Bleeding Disorders in Developing Countries

Description: Join Save One Life founder and board president Laurie Kelley and executive director Chris Bombardier for an interactive presentation that will offer a global perspective on the bleeding disorder community and the work of Save One Life. Learn the challenges that many face and how they overcome them with our help!

Laureen A. Kelley is president of LA Kelley Communications, Inc. and is the author of ten books on bleeding disorders, including Raising a Child With Hemophilia and Success as a Hemophilia Leader. Laurie was founder and publisher of the Parent Empowerment Newsletter (PEN) for 31 years, and PEN’s Insurance Pulse for 11 years. She also founded Project SHARE, a humanitarian program that donates millions of dollars’ worth of blood-clotting medicine annually to impoverished patients in developing countries. Laurie is founder and president of Save One Life, a nonprofit child sponsorship agency for children with bleeding disorders in developing countries. She has an adult son with hemophilia.
Chris Bombardier is executive director of Save One Life, an international nonprofit that provides direct financial aid to patients with hemophilia in developing countries. Chris was a board member of Save One Life from 2012 to 2019. During that time, Chris was actively involved on the program and scholarship committees. A mountaineer, Chris became the first person with hemophilia to successfully climb the Seven Summits and dedicated his climbs to raising funds for Save One Life. He eventually raised over $100,000 and helped 75 children receive sponsorships. Chris began his career as a professional research assistant with the University of Colorado Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center after graduating from Doane College with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He later worked with GutMonkey, an experienced-based education company that works with people with chronic medical conditions. Through his travels around the world for the Seven Summits, and his work with Save One Life, Chris discovered his passion for global health work and returned to school. He recently earned his master’s in global health from Northwestern University in 2020.

As we gather virtually to discuss, share and learn, we ask that all Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) virtual program participants be thoughtful in their interactions and follow video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement. Disruptions to a session may lead to the removal and/or disabling of the participant’s video and microphone for part of or for the entire session. Thank you for helping VHF ensure a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and staff. Go here to read video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement.


June 26
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Heather Conner, VHF Program and Communication Director



Website Sponsors

CSL Behring - Biotherapies for Life
CSL Behring - Biotherapies for Life