2018 Illinois Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk

Our annual walk will take place on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Registration is now open!

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Newly Diagnosed?

Were you or a family member just diagnosed with a bleeding disorder?

We can help! We can provide information on bleeding disorders, medical services, Hemophilia treatment centers and Hemotologists, medical products and treatments. We can also connect you with other families and persons with bleeding disorders.

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About BDAI

The Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI) supports families affected by inherited bleeding disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease by providing its members with the unbiased medical information and resources that allow them to live a healthy and active lifestyle. This neutral information is especially important for families seeking answers and support soon after the initial diagnosis.

BDAI also fosters a welcoming community for families to meet, interact and share information and advice. Through education and support, BDAI helps its members advocate on their own behalf with public and private insurance providers, medical services and government agencies, while representing the bleeding community in the world at large.

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Infusion Support for Caregivers of Patients with Hemophilia

July 19: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Pompeii 1531 W Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

Raising a child with a bleeding disorder has its own unique set of challenges to overcome. How do you communicate your child’s needs successfully with a school or health care team? When is the right time to transition to self-infusion? For a discussion on these questions and more join us for this exciting event.

Event in partnership with Pfizer.

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Bradley Krueger Scholarship

Applications for the Bradley Kruger Scholarship are due July 15th. This scholarship is open to individuals and siblings of people in the state of Illinois who live with a bleeding disorder and can be used for tuition for any type of post-secondary institution – including trade schools, room and board, books, and supplies (including computer equipment) for the 2018/2019 school year. You do not need to be attending school in Illinois to be eligible, but your home address must be in Illinois. Click the link below for more information and to get your application today!

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Unique paid opportunity! Rare Patient Voice

Unique paid opportunity!
Rare Patient Voice connects patients and caregivers to surveys and research studies and pays you for your time! For just signing up, you will receive a $5 gift card and BDAI.ORG will receive a $5 donation for each qualified person who signs up and types “ BDAI " in the "How did you hear about Rare Patient Voice?" field.

If you would like to sign up, click on the link below:

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Camperships Available--Help BDAI cover the cost of camp

BDAI is committed to providing quality camping experiences to children with hereditary bleeding disorders. We work year-round to raise funds and solicit donations from our Camp Partners and the community. However, camp costs an average of $1,000 per camper. We do ask that our families help us meet a portion of the cost for this program by covering a portion of the total cost. The cost per camper is $250/camper.

The Colburn-Keenan Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families living with chronic illnesses, with priority placed on those living with bleeding disorders. The Foundation offers a campership program to help families cover the costs of sending their child(ren) to camp.

We're asking for your help this year by applying for these camperships. In doing so you will help to ensure our camp's future and its longevity for future generations of children to enjoy. For more information for the Camperships – including the application – click the links below.

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Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know that as you shop on Amazon, you can support Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois with each Amazon purchase? All you have to do is log on to https://smile.amazon.com/ with your regular Amazon account and select the nonprofit you wish to support. With each purchase, Amazon donates 0.5% directly to that nonprofit. Sign up to support BDAI!

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BDAI would like to thank the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation for providing the grant to make our new website possible.


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