Blood Safety

Keeping blood products safe for individuals and their families is a priority for the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (GLHF) is a Chapter if NHF. Learn more about the NHF’s role as guardian of the nation’s blood supply, how to register for the Patient Notification System to receive alerts when there are product recalls or withdrawals and information about HIV/AIDS and several types of hepatitis.

NHF – Guardian of the Nation’s Blood Supply

NHF has been a vigilant advocate and protector of the nation’s blood supply and blood product safety for decades. Following is a history of blood-borne infectious disease in the United States hemophilia community and NHF’s pivotal role in ensuring future safety for all Americans.

Patient Notification System

The Patient Notification System warns you about withdrawals or recalls of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies.


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (HIV) occurs when the virus invades cells in the immune system and uses them to make more HIV cells.


In this section you will find information on the most common forms of hepatitis: hepatitis A, B and C.

Source: Adapted from National Hemophilia Foundation