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National Hemophilia Foundation
The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders through education, advocacy and research.
Telephone: 212-328-3700

CFC Code: 12002
IRS EIN Number: 13-5641857

Dr Metz

As a physician, Dr. Richard Metz knows what it's like to be in a difficult situation. Yes, Michael, his son has hemophilia. Dr. Metz has witnessed firsthand the issues — medical and logistical — that come with the disease.

Yes, he's served on National Hemophilia Foundation board. He's seen the struggles and the triumphs of promoting interest in a condition that the public doesn't understand, or want to understand.

The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

Your support enables us to fund vital research and provide key educational programs and public policy initiatives to help people with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.


  • NHF Career Development Awards promote research endeavors of established investigators and are awarded to scientists conducting basic, pre-clinical and clinical research. NHF has granted 23 Awards since 2000.
  • NHF/Baxter Clinical Fellowships exclusively sponsored by Baxter Bioscience is provided to physicians who are interested in the sub-specialty of bleeding disorders treatment. 24 fellowships have been awarded since 2003 and will provide the future of physicians caring for people with hemophilia.
  • Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to scientists who have recently completed a doctoral, postdoctoral or residency training program. Their research is focused on biochemical and genetic aspects of bleeding disorders and provides funding to ensure the interest and future of researchers in bleeding disorders. 76 researchers have been awarded fellowships since 1972.


  • The state advocacy team has participated on various panels aimed at educating consumers and providers about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it may impact those with bleeding disorders. These trainings reached consumers in more than 15 states, including but not limited to Indiana, Nebraska, Idaho, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Washington & Oklahoma.
  • The NHF Insurance & Reimbursement Conference is designed to educate social workers and key insurance advocates about issues surrounding insurance and reimbursement in both the private and public payer markets. More than 55 participants attended this conference in 2011.
  • The state advocacy team created a "Personal Health Insurance Toolkit" designed to assist consumers in evaluating their health insurance options. The toolkit is comprised of a glossary of health care terms, Health Plan Comparison Guide, Health Plan Comparison Worksheet and a Personal Health Stat Sheet. The toolkit was rolled out to NHF chapter leaders at a series of regional trainings. 48 chapters were provided with training on the use of the toolkit.


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