The Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization serving the needs of people with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand Disease. HFNC is dedicated to improving the lives and increasing the independence of kids and families challenged by bleeding disorders. Since 1958, the grassroots organization has worked at the local level, providing consistent support, education, community-building programs, healthcare advocacy and impartial referrals.
The diagnosis of a bleeding disorder usually occurs in early childhood, and is often unexpected by the family. While new treatments can help affected individuals live a long and more independent life, a diagnosis presents a major emotional, financial and lifestyle challenge. HFNC provides a network of local support to help all those affected by bleeding disorders meet those challenges. Special programs include Camp Hemotion, where kids have fun as they learn to deal with their disorder; a weekend Family Camp; an annual Educational Symposium; B-leaders, an ongoing group for teens; and the Emergency Assistance Program.
HFNC’s programs make a direct and life-changing impact on the lives of over 2,000 Bay Area residents and their families. By connecting individuals and families that have met similar challenges, HFNC creates a much-needed community of local support. Combined with unbiased educational resources and independence-building experiences, these offerings make HFNC a true lifeline for all those affected by bleeding disorders. As a donor-supported, volunteer organization, contributions of time and financial resources are essential to help these valuable services continue in our community.
The Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California Board meets on a monthly basis by conference call as well as face-to-face meetings. Board meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please check the calendar for more information and times.
6400 Hollis St Suite 6
Emeryville CA, 94608
Office Staff (click on name to email)
Merlin Wedepohl - Executive DirectorPatrick Dunlap - Incoming Executive Director
Lonnie Wood - Administrative Assistant
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