Programs & Services
Bayer HealthCare sponsors educational opportunities for all members of the hemophilia community, from children and adult patients, to their families, to healthcare professionals. Here are just a few of the opportunities you may want to explore. To find out more, ask your Hemophilia Treatment Centre or Bayer HealthCare representative.
- The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) patient conference
This conference offers patients, parents, and professionals an opportunity to discuss issues and learn about the latest advances in hemophilia medical treatment and support, as well as the opportunity to meet peers and build support networks. Bayer serves as a sponsor to help run the conference, offers training, and hosts an information booth.
- "Step Up Reach Out" (SURO) youth leadership program
Funded by Bayer, this international youth leadership program is designed to prepare young people with hemophilia to be the next generation of leaders who will continue to reach out and improve the lives of others.
The program was developed by University of Texas Health Science Center, Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center (UTHSC), and made possible by UTHSC and a grant from Bayer HealthCare.
- AFFIRM youth fellowship
Funded by Bayer, this International youth fellowship is designed to mentor adult men with hemophilia and help them develop and expand their leadership skills. The program was developed by University of Texas Health Science Center, Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center (UTHSC).
- Summer camps
In addition, every year the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) runs summer camps where children build valuable relationships in a fun and supportive environment, and most importantly, are encouraged to grow more independent by learning to self-infuse. Every year, for several years now, every camper receives a kit with items that are helpful with treatment in the camp environment, donated by Bayer.
Bayer also funds many other initiatives in support of children, such as the construction of the building for safe infusions at the YMCA Camp Wanakita in Haliburton, Ontario.
- The Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program
The Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program supports basic and clinical research and education in hemophilia. Through grants provided to early career investigators, fellows in training, and other hemophilia care professionals, the program seeks to support the next steps for the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia worldwide. For more information about this program, visit bayer-hemophilia-awards.com.
Finding a Treatment Centre
To find a Hemophilia Treatment Centre (HTC) near you, search the Canadian Hemophilia Society’s online directory: www.hemophilia.ca / en / treatment-centres