The Blood Diseases & Disorders Education Program is a national health education program that aims to bring greater visibility to blood diseases and disorders like anemia, sickle cell disease and others, their diagnosis, treatment and management, and blood donation and safety by translating research for patients and professionals.

Quote from Gary Gibbons, Director of NHLBI: Millions of people are affected by blood diseases and disorders. Through efforts such as the Blood Diseases and Disorders Education Program, we can help increase awareness of these disorders and the blood science research NHLBI supports that continues to improve health outcomes. Through this program, the NHLBI:

  • Raises awareness about blood diseases and disorders affecting Americans.
  • Creates science-based, patient-centered resources and materials addressing patients’ needs across the care continuum.
  • Promotes the importance of and addresses blood donation and safety concerns.
  • Disseminates NHLBI blood science research and clinical trial information.
  • Maintains a partnership network of organizations interested in blood diseases, blood disorders, blood donation and safety.

Our Blood Diseases & Disorders Education Program resources and materials are designed for a variety of audiences including:

  • People living with blood diseases and disorders, as well as their family members and caregivers.
  • Healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat, and manage blood diseases and disorders.
  • Organizations interested in blood health education.

To help drive outreach and awareness at the community level, the Blood Diseases & Disorders Education Program coordinates the Blood Health Network, a broad group of public and private organizations working together to increase awareness about blood diseases, disorders, donation, and safety and disseminate information to improve the lives of Americans affected by them.

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Questions? Email us at HealthEdu@nhlbi.nih.gov.