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The Florida Hemophilia Association (FHA) was founded in 1983 and has been a vital educational resource, network of support, and advocate for the bleeding disorders community of Florida. Hemophilia is rare and affects approximately 20,000 people in the United States, with the average cost for therapies ranging from $200,000 to over a $1,000,000 per year.

We are a leading resource for patients and families affected by hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and other serious bleeding disorders. FHA maintains close relationships with the community, fostering education about their chronic bleeding disorder, as well as providing opportunities for community members to network with other families who share many of the same experiences. This affords affected families opportunities to receive invaluable emotional support and guidance for living with a costly and often debilitating illness.

FHA hosts numerous programs throughout the year which includes two state-wide educational conferences that are attended by over 400 patients and their families and are facilitated by providers from all over the country who are experts in the field of bleeding disorders. In addition, we also host specialized educational programs for teens, young adults, women, men, and caregivers. We also host 2-3 fund-raisers per year that raise critical funds for programs such as our Compassionate Care Emergency Assistance Program. Our biggest fund-raiser is our annual Walk and attended by over 800 people annually. The event has raised much-needed awareness and funds to help families affected with bleeding disorders living in Florida.

Our Mission

Florida Hemophilia Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for members of the bleeding disorders community through educational, advocacy, and support programs.

Executive Staff

Pepper Adair Portrait

Executive Director

Andres Ruiz Portrait

Event Coordinator

Board of Directors

John Novoa Pres


Carlos Moreta


Steve Tejiram