Creating Connections in Our Community

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (GLHF) supports adults and children living with bleeding disorders and their families with events that bring our community together. Our full calendar of events offers the chance to build connections, share stories and information and avoid feelings of isolation that often accompany a chronic disease. Our supportive community opens the door to opportunities and friendships that help our clients live full and rich lives.

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Annual Events

Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Conference

The annual Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Conference is an opportunity for individuals and families to gather information through educational sessions, meet with healthcare and industry professionals, and form important connections with others in the Wisconsin bleeding disorders community. Come expand your network and and find solutions to ease the challenges of living with a bleeding disorder.

Learn more and register for the next conference.

National Hemophilia Foundation Bleeding Disorders Conference

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)’s Bleeding Disorders Conference (formerly the Annual Meeting) enables the bleeding disorders community to come together and exchange information on a wide variety of topics, from the basics of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease to the latest research breakthroughs and new drug therapies. Join us for educational sessions, networking opportunities, and our awards luncheon, and our exciting final night event. Childcare is available for children under 12 years old.

GLHF is pleased to offer Travel Learning Grants to NHF’s Bleeding Disorders Conference for families to take advantage of the educational opportunities and networking with other families living with bleeding disorders.

Learn more and register for the upcoming conference.

Adult Networking Events

Common Grounds Community Coffees

Coming to a coffee shop near you – Common Grounds Community Coffees. Meet others living with a bleeding disorders from our community to share experiences and connect over a cup of joe.

Check the events calendar to find a Common Grounds meeting near you.

Steps for Living: Women Bleeders and Caretakers

Women with a bleeding disorder often have to deal with unique issues related to diagnosis, symptoms, access to care, and female identity. Join us for our next program and be a part of a diverse group of women living with, or care giving for a young women with a bleeding disorder for a rich exchange of stories and perspectives.

Learn more and register.

Events for Families

Community Night at Miller Park

Join us as we celebrate World Hemophilia Day at Miller Park. The evening starts with a true Wisconsin tailgate party, where you’ll meet other families in the community and share food, beverages and fun. Then, we head into Miller Park to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers from our own section.

Youth Events

Bleeder and a Buddy Day

Our next Bleeder and a Buddy Day invites teens ages 12-18 to join us for an afternoon of improv at Comedy Sports in Milwaukee, WI. Bring a buddy to laugh, share what life with a bleeding disorder is like, and soak up the spotlight together on stage.

Learn more and register.

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