CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) has supported the bleeding disorder programs by donating over $260,000. This is part of the commitment of CVS to the national and local bleeding disorder and hemophilia programs in the nation.
It is estimated that over 20,000 people in the US are suffering from hemophilia. The blood does not clot properly in people suffering from hemophilia. It requires transfusion of platelets and blood.
The Vice President (Specialty Sales) of CVS said the company recognizes the challenges faced by the people with hemophilia. It also recognizes the need for R&D and education. The company will be able to address the need to provide quality care for people with bleeding disorders by funding the organizations engaged in research.
CVS is providing a fund of $50,000 to Hemophilia Federation of America to educate the patients suffering from bleeding disorders. It helps to provide the necessary educational tools so that patients can manage the stress and deal with the disorder. The support fund can also be used to educate adults with blood disorders.
The Chief Executive Officer and President of Hemophilia Federation of America, Mr. Kimberly Haugstad said the support of CVS will help in its endeavor to improve the life of people with bleeding disorders.
CVS is also providing funds of $60,000 to National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) for R&D and education efforts such as Red Tie Campaign annually and UNITE for the Bleeding Disorders as well as the national hemophilia walk that will be organized in 45 cities in the US.
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The Vice President of NHF, Mr. Brett Spitale said the collaborative effort is necessary to provide support to the families, who are in desperate need, and increase awareness about the programme. The alliance with CVS helps NHF to do more for the community in the future.
CVS is also committed to providing over $150,000 to 38 local programs in the US in the form of grants to educate the community. It will provide grants of up to $7,000 to support patient retreats, summer camps and local walks.