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Growing up with von Willebrand disease

Tue 14 Dec 2021
Simoni tells her personal story of growing up with the challenges of type 3 (severe) VWD.... read more

Tips to Alleviate Anxiety

Wed 20 Oct 2021
Monique from Beautiful Minds shares her tips to help alleviate anxiety.... read more

Rare and embracing independence

Sun 28 Feb 2021
Belinda talks about her journey to tackle life independently with factor X (10) deficiency.... read more

Sport and getting fit

Wed 10 Feb 2021
Sport, exercise and motivating young people with haemophilia, VWD and other bleeding disorders to keep fit were the topic of a lively HFA webinar.&...... read more

Managing my VWD

Mon 13 Jan 2020
Shauna tells her story of her experiences with Type 3 VWD and how she has managed the challenges she has faced... read more

A Story from the other side

Mon 16 Jul 2012

Let me start off by introducing myself – I’m Molly, I live in the western suburbs of Sydney, I have mild haemophilia A with levels b...... read more

Be kind to yourself

Thu 21 Jun 2012

I was diagnosed with VWD when I was 16 years old. I went to get checked out after having almost two years of violently heavy, erratic and u...... read more


Latest three stories

Becoming a youth leader

Wed 14 Sep 2022

Chris speaks about being a youth leader with his local Haemophilia Foundation, camps, catch-ups and life with haemophilia these days. 

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Getting stronger

Wed 15 Jun 2022
Gavin talks about growing up with haemophilia and what he has learned about developing his strength and resilience. ... read more

Getting the message out

Tue 22 Feb 2022
Adam has severe haemophilia A. He explains why he is involved in raising awareness at his school and in his local community.... read more

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