Annual Gala Auction - April 18, 2020

Contact the office to purchase tickets, raffles, or donate prizes!

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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Advocacy Empowerment Forum

February 22: 8:30AM - 2:30PM

Crowne Plaza Chicago SW - Burr Ridge
300 South Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Empowerment. Community. Access. Hope.

Wherever you are in your bleeding disorders journey we can all become stronger and more confident, especially in controlling our life and claiming our rights. Join us for this day of learning how to be self-empowered, increase the knowledge about our bleeding disorders and work together to build an even stronger community in Illinois.

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NHF Announcement

Recently we have received a number of inquiries from the bleeding disorder community regarding an organization calling itself “HemoAware,” and whether this organization is connected to the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) in any way. The NHF has published “HemAware” NHF’s bleeding disorders magazine ( for more than ten years, and HemAware is a trademark of NHF.

Please be advised that “HemoAware” is an entirely separate organization which is not affiliated or connected with NHF or HemAware magazine in any way. Due to the confusion being caused in the bleeding disorder community by the “HemoAware” organization, we wanted to clarify that the following websites are authorized programs and initiatives of NHF:

Congrats to our Walk Kickoff Winners!

Congratulations to Team Can2 (Team Captain Mayra Cantu), Chris & Johnny's Crew (Team Captain Genny Moore), Yesterday Today Tomorrow Forever (Team Captain Mildred Rueda) and the Hispanic Bleeding Disorders Alliance (Team Captain Veronica Ruiz) for winning our Walk Kickoff Team Registration Raffle! And thank you to every team and team captain that participated in this event. We are pleased to announce it has been a huge success with more teams, individuals, and community donations raised by this time than ever before in our Walk's history! Every dollar donated to the Walk gets poured right back into our community through the educational programs, Camp Warren Jyrch, financial assistance, scholarships, and more that BDAI does every day. Thank you for your support so far, and be on the lookout for tips and strategies to help with fundraising to come soon!

And a special thank you to Novo Nordisk and Sanofi Genzyme for sponsoring our Walk Kickoff Program!

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70th Anniversary

This year BDAI is celebrating our 70th year as an organization. Join us in honoring this milestone by attending the Open House on May 10th.


GenerationIX Mentorship Program

The Coalition for Hemphilia B and Aptevo are offering a Mentor-ship Program with availability for teens and mentors. This program is an opportunity for teens with hemophilia to learn how to lead rock star lives, and it gives them a space to learn outside of the classroom.

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BDAI Partner Council

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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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