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emPOWERment Webinar Series – “Mild Matters”

August 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

“Mild Matters,” Bekah Heckathorne, RN
Mild bleeding disorders are sometimes regarded as less serious, which is a barrier for some people when seeking diagnosis and care. Learn about the changing landscape of mild bleeding disorders, types of mild bleeding disorders and issues patients face, how to determine if a person is having a bleeding episode, being prepared for bleeding episodes, and how to advocate for care for a mild bleeding disorder. This session is for patients, caregivers, and providers and includes all mild bleeding disorders, including vWD, hemophilia, platelet disorders, rare bleeding disorders, and those who consider themselves carriers or symptomatic carriers.

We’ll be meeting virtually through ZOOM and will send you a link to access the discussion after registration (you can use your phone or laptop). Please reach out to us if you need technological assistance with ZOOM via email at laura@hemosocal.org or call 626-765-6656.

This educational webinar is open to people with genetic bleeding disorders and their immediate family only. YOU MUST BE ON THE WEBINAR no later than 7:10PM to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. One gift card per household.

Bekah Heckathorne, RN

Bekah Heckathorne is the lead nurse at The Hemophilia Center at Oregon Health and Science University. She’s worked in the bleeding disorder community for 5 years and prior to that, spent 10 years working primarily in pediatric hematology/oncology. She lives in Portland with her fiancé and their pets (Winnie and Lily). When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and hosting dinner parties for friends.


August 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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