The Blood Diseases and 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 safety by translating research for patients and professionals.

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 safety concerns.
  • Disseminates NHLBI blood science research and clinical trial information.
  • Maintains a partnership network of organizations interested in blood diseases, blood disorders and safety.

Our Blood Diseases and 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 and 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, and safety and disseminate information to improve the lives of Americans affected by them.


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