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Bobcat vs. Big Racoon

The duel continues at the ranch when these two foes face off in front of the motion detection camera.  I thought it was pretty cool to see these animals mingling at the feeder, especially the bobcat.

How Half-Life of Factor Really Works

by Andy Matthews with Dr. Mike Wang Bleeds were very common, in the 1970’s when I grew up.  The reason for that was that most people did not have access to factor, and many did not have the capability to use factor or Cryoprecipitate at home.  However, even today, there are many reasons why adult […]

Cycling Across America to Support Save One Life!

This Sunday, June 17, cyclist Barry Haarde, age 46, who has severe hemophilia A, will start a coast-to-coast 3,667-mile bike ride to raise funds for Save One Life. The ride will start in Astoria, Oregon, and end in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he will arrive on August 6. This is the first time someone will […]

The Awesome Benefits of Taekwondo

My wife Patti and I have a 5 1/2 year old son who is very active and “all boy all of the time,” if you know what I mean!   We were looking for some type of sport that our son would love but one that would also teach him to focus his energy and to have […]

A Great new Factor Log App from MicroHealth

Growing up I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. My family will tell you about Halloween in my early years in which I would collect all the candy around the neighborhood and immediately bring it all back home and stick a price tag on it and sell it to friends around the neighborhood after Halloween. My […]

Washington Days 2012

Washington Days 2012 was held from March 8-9 of this year. What is Washington Days? It is an event that NHF puts on every year that is de-signed to get people in the bleeding disorders community to Capitol Hill to raise awareness of bleeding disorders and the issues that affect us. Most chapters send one to two […]

Hep C Treatment Blog

Andy Matthews’ Hep C Treatment Blog December 30, 2012 Well, I have been very bad about keep up this post but really once you are on this therapy and it has cleared the virus and you are past most of the bad symptoms, there is not much to post.  The day of or after my […]

Gears for Good

The Gears for Good bike ride for HFA was held from September 15-17, 2011.  There were about a dozen people riding and boy, was this a tough ride, but a ride of a life time.  We started out in Washington DC and drove about two hours away to the beginning of the ride down the […]


Please note that we at are NOT endorsing this product or remotely suggesting that you use it. In fact, if you have hemophilia we would strongly suggest that you do NOT use this product as it may interfere with or worsen your bleeding condition. We just thought it was dang funny! The manufacturer says […]


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