Matthew Thomas Memorial Scholarship Application

The Lone Star Chapter provides post-high school students affected with a bleeding disorder the opportunity to apply for scholarship. Matthew Thomas was a member of the Lone Star Chapter who unfortunately lost his battle with hemophilia-related complications. His family honors his memory each year by providing funds for this scholarship. Applications available here.

Additional Resources


The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Click the following links to visit specific pages within NHF’s website:

The Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.  Their vision is that the bleeding disorders community will remove all barriers to both choice of treatment and quality of life.

World Federation of Hemophilia: An international not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders. They have developed a collection of Toolkits for many stages of life. Download informational pages and tools that you can share with teachers, ER staff, and more.

Committee of Ten Thousand: A grass-roots, peer led, education, advocacy and support organization for persons with HIV disease.  The majority of their constituency is persons with hemophilia who contracted HIV/AIDS from tainted blood products.

Patient Notification System: A free, confidential, 24 hour communication system providing information on plasma-derived and recombinant analog therapy withdrawals and recalls.

Medic Alert Foundation: Founded more than 50 years ago and is the only nonprofit emergency medical information service.

LA Kelley Communications (PEN Newsletter): Founded in 1990 with the belief that any individual facing hardship, adversity or challenges-when given the right tools-can overcome, triumph, and even grow stronger in character and confidence.

Patient Services, Inc.: A non-profit organization based in Virginia, that has been expanding its effort to help patients with chronic illnesses pay for rising drug costs.

FDA’s Blood Products Hotline: Provides information for patients, and supports programs specifically designed to help ensure that patients’ voices are reflected in the regulatory decision making process.

Foundation for Women and Girls With Blood Disorders: Provides a wealth of information for women and girls dealing with bleeding disorders. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care information all at your fingertips.

Scholarships

There are a number of educational scholarships available for people with bleeding disorders and their children, parents, partners, spouses and siblings.  HANDI has compiled a list that you can view at the NHF website by clicking here.