The ZLB Behring Foundation for Research and Advancement of Patient Health, an independent, nonprofit organization that supports scientific, educational and outreach initiatives in the bleeding disorders community, announced the recipients of the following grant awards:
- The Hemophilia Federation of America received a grant to help support its "Focus on the Feminine" program, an effort to educate women nationwide about the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders. Funds will allow it to participate in numerous health fairs across the U.S.
- Barbara Konkle, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania was awarded a grant to study the fluctuation of von Willebrand factor levels during and after pregnancy in women with von Willebrand disease.
- Inalex Communications received a grant to hold a weekend retreat, "Building Healthy Father-Son Relationships," for men and boys in the bleeding disorders community.
- Among the other grant recipients were the Hemophilia Foundation of Nevada, the Utah Hemophilia Foundation and Hemophilia of Iowa.
"We are confident that with our continued support, researchers and advocates will continue to advance the quality and standard of care for patients suffering from these rare and often debilitating disorders," said Paul Perreault, Vice Director of the ZLB Behring Foundation.
The ZLB Behring Foundation for Research and Advancement of Patient Health is governed by an independent advisory council that has exclusive authority to bestow awards.
Source: ZLB Behring news release dated June 5, 2006