March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

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Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month (BDAM) has been observed each March since 2016, after being designated as a national health observance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This designation lets patients and families with hemophilia, Von Willebrand Disease, rare factor disorders, and more, share their lives, stories, struggles, and successes. BDAM aims to increase awareness of inheritable blood and bleeding disorders among the public, as well as bring them to the attention of policymakers, public authorities, industry representatives, scientists, and health professionals. Prior to BDAM, March was known “Hemophilia Awareness Month” since 1986.

Ways to Raise Awareness In March

Share Your Story

Post about living with a bleeding disorder on social media. Tell your friends and family what it was like being diagnosed, how it feels to have a community of others who are in a similar situation, what your life is like on a daily basis with a bleeding disorder, and any other information you feel comfortable sharing with them. These posts are a great way to educate others!

Be sure to tag us and use #BleedingDisordersAwarenessMonth to amplify your post.

Create a Walk Team

Raising funds is just as important as raising awareness for our community!

Visit and build a Walk team today! Ask your family and friends to support you—whether that is by placing a donation or signing up to walk with us. The Walk is our largest fundraising campaign of the year, and we need your help to make it a success. Learn more about our Walk by clicking here.

Wear Red

Wearing red is a great way to raise awareness! You can either pick a day to wear red yourself, with your family and friends, or try to coordinate a day at your work or school where you ask others to wear red, too. These are great photo opportunities to share on social media as well!

Be sure to tag us and use #BleedingDisordersAwarenessMonth to amplify your post.

Connect with Elected Officials

Reach out to your local leaders (mayors, city council members, state Senators or Assemblymembers, etc.) and introduce yourself! Tell them about living with a bleeding disorder You don’t need to ask them for anything. These connections can be crucial in the future if we need them to support efforts that will benefit our community.

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