On October 22, 2005 the National Hemophilia Foundation launched a redesigned Web site featuring a different look and expanded capabilities including the ability to personalize content.
To make surfing an interactive experience, users can now control what information appears on their screens. News on specific NHF events, programs and services can be selected and displayed according to individual interests and preferences.
Customization options also extend to eNotes. Instead of receiving a long, static document, subscribers can now select which news categories will be included in the bulletin, allowing them to view the news that’s most relevant to them.
The new and improved Web site is constructed to be intuitive and easy-to-navigate tohelp users find the content they want as easily as possible. A new, powerful search engine enables specific information to be found quickly.
The Web site also features up-to-date information throughout and new sections have been created including “Learn about Coagulation Disorders,” which provides information on bleeding and clotting disorders.
Online discussion groups will continue to be a powerful resource. These include Project Red Flag for women with bleeding disorders, Inhibitors for Consumers, and Inhibitors for Providers. These networking and support opportunities allow for the exchange of information from around the world.
Donors will now be able to purchase tickets online to NHF special events and make credit card contributions through a secure site. Individuals can also raise funds by creating their own Web page, allowing friends, relatives, and co-workers to make a gift on behalf of a person or family with a bleeding disorder.
More information and content is being developed. A new feature that will be available in the coming weeks is the virtual exhibit hall, a multimedia section with interactive displays that provide information on the latest products and services of NHF sponsors. NHF is grateful to ZLB Behring for their assistance in making the launch of the Virtual Exhibit Hall possible.