Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Clan Gathering & AGM on Saturday 19th August at The Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld.
The day started off with a talk by the Edinburgh Centre Director, Dr Andrew Page, who delivered an informative presentation on treatments. It covered how the treatments work, the current offering and the future of treatments.
Following Dr Page’s talk, we heard stories from our members, Louis and Kimberley, who shared their personal experiences of living with a bleeding disorder and the choices they made on the decisions taken to help improvement of the management of they or their child’s bleeding disorder.
In the AGM segment of the day, the three longest serving trustees, Bill Wright, John Dearden and Gregor McInnes, were re-elected to the Board.
Following lunch, our Director, Alan Martin, delivered a presentation on the findings of the 2023 Needs Assessment. If you haven’t read the report yet, it is available here.
We broke off into group discussions later in the afternoon, which was an engaging session with a selection of themed table talks on treatments, access and support and engagement with Haemophilia Scotland. Thank you to everyone’s participation and contributions to these group discussions. The feedback has been collated and will feed into our objectives to support, inform and advocate for our Scottish bleeding disorders community.
On the day, we also launched a few new publications including our latest edition of our magazine, The Wire, and a comic book produced by Magic Torch with input from children living with and affected by bleeding disorders.
We are thankful to everyone who attended and for the opportunity to connect with one another again.
Our next event for your diary is the Big Red Glasgow Bridge Walk on Saturday 16th September. For more information and to register, click here.