Anna DeSimone (1950-2012)

Blood Disorders Professional who had long-term experience in both volunteer and staff leadership roles in bleeding disorders, including serving as Director of a non-profit awareness campaign on von Willebrand Disease. Ms. DeSimone held key marketing, public relations and broadcast TV positions.


The Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders (FWGBD) pays tribute to Anna DeSimone, founding Board member and Treasurer. To sustain and enhance Anna's work in educating healthcare providers about the needs of women and girls with blood disorders-including those with myeloproliferative disorders, bone marrow failure and hemophilia carriers, the Foundation will dedicate a healthcare symposium to be held in 2012 in Anna's memory and honor. Contributions can be made to the Foundation in Anna's name which will be applied to this major educational symposium. Any additional contributions will be used to continue Anna's work in promoting the mission of this Foundation.

Anna's family requests that contributions be made to the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders in her name to educate healthcare providers and advance Anna's work to change women's lives. Please place Anna's name in the description box if this is a contribution you wish to make.