Summer Camp: HFMD collaborates with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to host a six day summer camp in beautiful Northern Minnesota each July for campers age 7-17 years who have hemophilia and other chronic bleeding disorders. The mission of camp is to teach kids with hemophilia about their condition and to promote safe ways to get and stay fit.
Family Education Events: HFMD hosts medical education workshops for members, which combine information presentations along with fun activities for people of all ages. Some favorite events for families include visits to Bunker Beach Water Park and Pinz Bowling and Laser Tag Center.
Blood Brotherhood: Our Blood Brotherhood program is a collaboration with the Hemophilia Federation of the Americas to provide men in our community that have a bleeding disorder with opportunities to get to know each other and share their experiences. These events have with a brief medical information session along with popular activities such as attending professional sports events and visits to local comedy clubs.
Women’s Education Events: Each Fall HFMD and our affiliated HTC’s host an informative and relaxing weekend for the women with bleeding disorders in our community. These weekends are held in a western suburb of Minneapolis, in a beautiful facility with a lake and walking trails nearby. The participants enjoy informative sessions, as well as sessions that center on the arts and personal care.
Also, throughout the year HFMD, in collaboration with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN, host 3 events for Mom’s of children with bleeding disorders. These events are great information sessions along with opportunities to Mom’s to socialize, share ideas, and get advice from others who have walked in their shoes.
Emergency Financial Assistance Program:This program provides assistance for families in need due to hemophilia conditions. To qualify individuals must be in the care of a physician and be treated in a healthcare treatment center (HTC). HTC Social Workers assist the HFMD by determining the level of need in the areas of transportation, lodging, health care, therapy and general stipends.