Imagine receiving news about your health – or the health of a loved one – that will impact you for
the rest of your life. You have a bleeding disorder. Your career, hobbies, where you live, family
planning, and many other life decisions are now affected. Your doctor can prescribe a treatment
regimen, but where do you turn for help in between office visits? Who has the most relevant
experience or practical knowledge to help you navigate life with a chronic illness? Where can you share your concerns? This is where WPBDF programs and support groups make
a difference.

Hemophilia medication can cost anywhere from $250,000 to 1 million dollars or more annually,
depending on severity and complications such as an inhibitor. Insurance doesn’t always cover a bulk of these costs, and it becomes a struggle for individuals and their families to cope with rising
debt or fears being unable to afford their medication. Bad bleeds can also lead to unpaid time off work. WPBDF offers a patient assistance program to assist those in need with food, utility bills, transportation to treatment, rent support, medical ID jewelry, medical supplies not covered by insurance, knee, elbow, and ankle braces, and more.