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Information for Children and Teenagers with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders


Having a bleeding or clotting disorder as a kid or a teen can bring specific challenges. Sometimes it is helpful to have resources to just make things a little easier. We've found a few places on the internet that can help kids and their families adapt to these conditions.

Individualized Health Plan for Kids

It can be helpful to have an individualized health plan that is provided to your school and other caretakers to keep them informed about treatment plans for kids with bleeding disorders and how they should manage them. Clear communication with teachers and caregivers can be critical in managing bleeds. We have created a template that you are welcome to use and adapt as needed for your child or family member. You can print or download directly from here. 

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is a website that directly addresses conditions that children may be experiencing at many different ages and offers information in a clear and easy to understand way. There are unique pages aimed at parents, kids and teens and teachers. They also have games, quizzes, recipes and more that may be fun and helpful for kids dealing with chronic conditions.

Medical IDs

Many families may feel it helpful to purchase medical ids, bracelets or necklaces that provide important information to emergency health professionals in the event of an emergency. Two options parents and families may be interested in investigating are through MedicAlert Foundation and American Medical ID.

Scholarships

As teens move toward adulthood, they face many choices for education and training for a future career. Education can be pricey. Add the costs of dealing with a chronic bleeding disorder and students may not know where to start. There are several scholarships available that those with a bleeding disorder, or their family members may qualify for. The links included here each have their own requirements and deadlines. Please read each carefully when considering application for scholarships. 

Emergent BioSolutions B More Scholarship

$2000    For persons with hemophilia B. All grade point averages eligible and encouraged to apply. Scholarship is available for those of all ages and can be applied to full or part time students working toward undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, trade schools and certifications in the United States. (Scroll down to find the link for the scholarship application)
Deadline September 30, 2015

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship
$1000 For persons with bleeding disorders
Deadline Passed 
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center Scholarship
$1500 For persons with bleeding disorders who are incoming or current college, junior college, vocational or technical school students.
Deadline Passed
Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program
$4000 For persons with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorders who are incoming or current 2 or 4 year undergraduate students at institutions in the United States.
Deadline Passed
Baxter Education Advantage Scholarship
$150-$7000 For persons with hemophilia A or B who are incoming or current four-year college or university students.
Deadline Passed
Biogen Idec Hemophilia Scholarship
$2500-$7000 For persons with hemophilia A or B who are incoming or current students at a 2 or 4 year college or university, or vocational/technical school.
Deadline Passed
HFA Educational Scholarship
$2000 For persons with bleeding disorders seeking post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school.
Deadline Passed
HFA Medical/Health Services Educational Scholarship
$4000 For persons with a bleeding disorder, or persons related to someone with a bleeding disorder, and pursuing a degree in the medical/healthcare services field.
Deadline Passed
HFA Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship
$2000 For parents/siblings/children of a person with a bleeding disorder seeking post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school.
Deadline Passed 
Novo Nordisk Professor Ulla Hedner Scholarship
$2000-$7000 For persons with bleeding disorders seeking college or vocational education, no age limit.
Deadline Passed
NHF Colorado Chapter Academic Scholarship
$2500 For persons with a bleeding disorder or family members, living in Colorado.
Deadline Passed
HF Healthcare Nate Slack Scholarship
$1000 For persons with hemophilia or related bleeding disorder, or persons in the immediate family of a person with hemophilia or related bleeding disorder who is an incoming or current student at an accredited junior college, university, college or trade school.
Deadline Passed
Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship
$2500 & $4000 For persons with hemophilia A or B that who are incoming or current college, junior college or vocational school students.
Deadline Passed
Kevin Child Scholarship
$1000 For persons with hemophilia A or B who are incoming or current college, vocational or technical school, or a college student pursuing a post-secondary education.
Deadline Passed
Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship Program 1
$2500 For persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease who are incoming or current college, vocational or private school students.
Deadline Passed
Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship Program 2
$1500 For persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease who are attending private school, grades 7-12.
Deadline Passed
Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
$1000 For persons living with HIV/AIDS accepted or enrolled in a college in the United States.
Deadline Passed
Christopher Mark Pitkin Memorial Scholarship
$500-$1000 For all members of the hemophilia and bleeding disorders community, including spouses, siblings and children. Those living with hemophilia and HIV and their family members are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline Passed