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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

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

Facing my fear of needles

Sun 19 Sep 2021
Bailey explains how he dealt with the challenge of infusing his treatment when he had a fear of needles  ... read more

The power of music

Thu 27 May 2021
Lenny tells his compelling personal story about overcoming the complications of haemophilia and how music and new treatments have changed his life... read more

This might just be me here

Wed 11 Mar 2020
At the recent national Conference in Sydney, some youth delegates took time out to share their experiences for the HFA Digital Stories project. ... 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

My journey of self-infusing

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Hamish tells the story of his self-infusing journey and how far he has come:

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A treatment story

Tue 11 Dec 2012

We all know Chris Gordon from his ‘Loving footy with a passion’ blog on Factored In.  Now Chris talks to HFA about prophylaxis,...... 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. 

... read more

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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Please read this important information before you upload!

Under 18?

If you are under 18 and would like to upload a story, image or video that identifies who you are, we require your parent or guardian to send an email to factoredin@haemophilia.org.au stating that they give their permission for your story, image or video to be published. We have to do this for your privacy and protection. Or you parents can download this form and send it to us.

Anyone else under 18?

Also, if you are using a story, image or video that identifies someone else who is under 18, you will need to get their parents’ consent. You can ask their parents to email us at factoredin@haemophilia.org.au  or download this form and send it to us

Parents can simply copy and paste this into an email and fill in the blanks …
I, (parent/guardian name here) give permission for (son/daughter name here)’s story, image or video titled (put title here) to be published on Factoredin.org.au. I also give permission for HFA to reproduce the story/image/video in other HFA publications, reports or web site.

Identify anyone at all?

Finally, if you are using a story, image or video that identifies someone of any age, you will need their consent as well and they can provide this by emailing us at factoredin@haemophilia.org.au or downloading this form and send it to us.

Anyone over 18 can simply copy and paste this into an email and fill in the blanks …
I, (put name here) give permission for my story, image or video titled (put title here) to be published on Factoredin.org.au. I also give permission for HFA to reproduce the story/image/video in other HFA publications, reports or web site.

How can I get around this, I hear you ask? Don’t make yourself or anyone else identifiable!

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