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Newly Diagnosed?

Were you or a family member just diagnosed with a bleeding disorder?

We can help! We can provide information on bleeding disorders, medical services, Hemophilia treatment centers and Hemotologists, medical products and treatments. We can also connect you with other families and persons with bleeding disorders.

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About BDAI

The Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI) supports families affected by inherited bleeding disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease by providing its members with the unbiased medical information and resources that allow them to live a healthy and active lifestyle. This neutral information is especially important for families seeking answers and support soon after the initial diagnosis.

BDAI also fosters a welcoming community for families to meet, interact and share information and advice. Through education and support, BDAI helps its members advocate on their own behalf with public and private insurance providers, medical services and government agencies, while representing the bleeding community in the world at large.

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Understanding von Willebrand Disease

April 04: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Francesca's on 95th
6248 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Developed for those with vWD or interested in learning more about vWD.

Did you know that von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder? This HELLO Talk program provides an educational format to introduce the symptoms and types of von Willebrand disease, recognize potential treatment options, and learn how emotional and community support systems can help those living with this bleeding disorder.

Event in partnership with Shire.

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Amazon Smile

Have you shopped Amazon Smile? From March 12-March 31, Amazon is tripling the donation rates on your first Amazon Smile purchase. Shop Amazon. Sign up to support BDAI through and Amazon will donate 1.5% on your first eligible purchase to Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois.

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Save the Date

Lights, Camera…Gala! SAVE THE DATE! BDAI’s 29th annual spring gala –“Night of 20 Thousand Stars”—will be on April 14 this year at a brand new location, The Itasca Country Club! We’re rolling out the red carpet for this year’s Hollywood Glam theme to celebrate the star power of bleeding disorders community and honor the 20,000 people who have bleeding disorders in the United States. This glamorous evening will feature an hors d’oeuvres/cocktail reception, dinner, silent & live auctions, raffles, music, dancing and more! Official invites will be sent out shortly. Anyone interested in being a sponsor of this event or taking advantage of our special pricing for becoming a Table Captain of a table for 10 guests – please contact Lily Schwartz at 312.427.1495 or As always, donated prizes are most welcome. We are always looking for new and different items to help raise money. This important fundraising event generates vital dollars to help BDAI provide our advocacy, awareness, education, and consumer services so that children and adults with bleeding disorders can live better lives. We encourage you to dress for the theme. So come red carpet ready for some “reel” fun! Can’t wait to see you there!

CHES Factor Retreat

Join us for our 7th annual weekend of education, support, and fun for those affected by FVII deficiency and their families.

Begins: Friday, April 6th, 2018
Ends: Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Newport News, VA

Pre-Registration - Opens 2/1/18

Pre-registration opens February 1, 2018 at 9a (EST). First preference is always given to families who have yet to attend the Factor 7 Retreat. Even if you cannot attend, please pre-register! Pre-registration metrics are important to overall data reporting for continued funding. As always, our goal is to enroll as many families to this program as possible and your patience is appreciated.

We have extended the schedule to include lunch on Sunday! Topics will include: Bleeding tendencies, men, women and teen breakouts, movement and wellness, self-infusion, civil rights/504 plan, and the psychosocial aspect of living with a chronic medical condition. At your request, we are planning for some hands-on learning and trying to build in a little more informal social time.

Support BDAI While Shopping!

If you use Amazon, consider supporting BDAI while you shop, its easy! Instead of logging into, simply go to instead and choose the Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois as the charity you wish to support. Then, when you shop Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to support BDAI at no additional cost to you. Spread the word!

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