Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders
The Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders seeks to ensure that all women and adolescent girls with blood disorders are correctly diagnosed and optimally treated and managed at every life stage. The Foundation works to achieve this goal through:
- Raising awareness and educating the key healthcare providers for each particular life stage, including but not limited to, family practice providers, pediatricians,
internal medicine physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, hematologists/oncologists, geriatricians, nurses and social workers
- Translating and disseminating provider information and research
The Foundation is dedicated to achieving correct diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and accompanying reproductive problems in women and girls with von Willebrand Disease (VWD), other factor deficiencies, thrombophilias, sickle cell disease (SCD), hemoglobinopathies, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and anemias. FWGBD is an innovative organization that will build the education resource base in these important areas.