Events are held throughout the year that provide opportunities for members of the hemophilia community to gather and discuss common issues in Northern, Central, and Southern Indiana locations. The groups invite speakers, and usually dinner and an informal evening comprise the group’s meeting (gas cards are provided.) The staff of Hemophilia of Indiana assists in organizing a group, securing a dinner sponsor, and providing leadership and communication tools until the group becomes established. If you would like to attend a support group meeting or start a new group in your area give the HoII offices a call. Information on groups and meetings is updated regularly on the calendar page. For Questions on any of our Support Groups contact Angel DiRuzza at 317-570-0039.
Men’s Group – Blood Brotherhood is a national program developed by the Hemophilia Federation of America, for adult men living with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease who are 21 and over. Designed to be a multi-avenue outreach to provide education and support, promote good health, and establish a sense of community for adult men. You can also connect with other Blood Brothers online by joining the Blood Brotherhood Online Private Group. Meetings are normally on the 4th Thursday of each month (subject to change). Please check calendar for meeting schedule.
Victory for Women – A group for women with bleeding disorders, carriers, and women who are related to persons with bleeding disorders.
Steps for Living – Steps for Living is an online educational resource provided by the National Hemophilia Foundation. This life stages education resource has age appropriate tips and tools for everyone. Created by parents, patients, and healthcare professionals from the bleeding disorders community, the Steps for Living Web site provides information and resources to help you and your family adjust to life as your child with a bleeding disorder grows and matures.
Latinos Unidos – A group for Spanish-speaking persons and families affected with bleeding disorders, usually, done in collaboration with First Step meetings.