HFACT offers a range of services to its membership and to the bleeding disorders community of the A.C.T and surrounding region of south east N.S.W.
To utilise some services, such as being directly involved with one of HFACT's support groups it is obviously necessary to be a member of, or be interested in joining, HFACT. People with a bleeding disorder in the region are encouraged to become members at nominal cost. See the Join HFACT page.
However, other services such as information on bleeding disorders or assistance from our counsellor do not require a person to be a member of HFACT.
HFACT provides mutual support to its members through support groups, social events, education programmes and one-to-one support between members.
There are support groups for both men and women that meet several times a year in a social context, to discuss particular topics, listen to guest speakers or just share experiences and information.
We offer the services of a counsellor / support worker who is available to assist members, their families or other people affected by bleeding disorders. Our counsellor provides support services either from the Canberra Hospital or out in the community. You can get in contact with our counsellor either through the Canberra Hospital Haemophilia Treatment Centre or directly via our Contact Us page.
More on our counsellor
Support for Canberra Hospital Haemophilia Treatment Centre
HFACT provides logistical and educational support for the Haemophilia Treatment Centre at Canberra Hospital. In the past this has included fund raising for and provision of computer equipment, funding staff to attend conferences, providing database support and computer education.
Although HFACT does not produce our own educational materials on haemophilia, von Willebrand disorder and other related bleeding disorders, members of HFACT have access to a wide range of materials available from Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH).
Educational materials include fact sheets, comprehensive guides, posters and videos covering a wide range of topics related to the various inherited bleeding disorders. These can be obtained from HFA or through our counsellor.
Online versions of much of this material are available in the About Bleeding Disorders and Publications sections of this web site, courtesy of HFA.
HFACT supports its members by assisting them to attend national and international conferences on bleeding disorders. It does this by raising funds, either through community fund raising or applying for government