The Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders seeks to ensure that all women and girls with blood disorders are correctly diagnosed and optimally managed at every life stage. We achieve this through: 

  • Educating key healthcare providers for each life stage, including hematologists, pediatricians, OB/GYNs, adolescent medicine, family practice, emergency medicine, geriatricians, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, social workers, and genetic counselors
  • Translating/disseminating provider information and research

This past year alone, the period from December 2019 through December 2020, marked a number of achievements. During this program year, the Foundation: 

  • Hosted our first biennial national conference for 253 healthcare professionals held virtually over two days featuring 33 internationally renowned physicians/researchers
  • Conducted Workshops and Presentations at 2 major medical or interdisciplinary meetings (two additional meetings were postponed until 2021)
  • Hosted a virtual booth at 4 medical meetings
  • Developed and webcast 2 live Webinars; all archived in the Education section of fwgbd.org
  • Granted 1 research fellowship award in Promoting XXcellence in Women’s Health: Optimal Management of Women and Girls with Bleeding Disorders ($35,000); three additional awards will be awarded at the start of 2021 – one (1) Promoting XXcellence in Women’s Health: Optimal Management of Women and Girls with Blood Disorders ($15,000) and two (2) in Promoting XXcellence in Women’s Health: Optimal Management of Women and Girls with Bleeding Disorders ($35,000)
  • Expanded the WGBD Learning Action Network (LAN)* membership to include 200 members who represent 71 institutions located in 30 states within the US, and one (1) center in Canada and one (1) center in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Convened the sixth FWGBD annual meeting/workshop of 88 WGBD LAN members virtually for education and the exchange of best practices; to hone the model of a clinic or services of excellence for women and girls with blood disorders; and to advance collective LAN research agenda
  • Presented FWGBD’s work and strategies to female patients at the third Being Visible: Women with Hemophilia conference held virtually from Detroit, MI
  • Continued to add to our new Ask-the-Expert resource library to increase awareness and enhance knowledge
  • Continued to update our Website, fwgbd.org, with the development of a new ITP Resource page for both patients and their providers, as well as the addition of several News Stories and resources offered through our Library and Patient Resource pages

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