Last year HANJ  had the pleasure of creating a virtual support group for our members.  We wanted to create the group as a way of helping the bleeding disorder community stay connected virtually during these unprecedented times.

This year we would like to continue to offer this opportunity by reintroducing our virtual community group, now called The Common Factor. The goal of The Common Factor is to connect the bleeding disorder community, allowing for a safe space, to be a support system for all. The meetings are open to all individuals in the bleeding disorder community, including family and friends that would like to support the mission of the group.

Throughout the upcoming months, we will be introducing topics that are of interest to the group as well as partake in many fun, member chosen activities. This will be a place where there is no judgement, a great place to get to meet, connect, network and just have fun.

As a group we are hoping to not only be there as a support system for those in need, we also would like to encourage anyone who has a talent or hobby, to feel open to share with the group.  HANJ has a community of talented individuals, and we, as a group, would love for you to showcase your talents and passions with us.

At this time, meetings will be held virtually once every other month. The goal is to have monthly meetings as our group evolves, and eventually gather for in person sessions.  We are looking for information, suggestions, and recommendations for topics, activities etc...from the HANJ member population.  As a way to collect that information we are attaching a link to a brief survey.  If you are interested in participating, or simply want to help us improve our group, please take a minute to complete the survey.

For more information about The Common Factor group, and if you would like to participate in our future meetings, please visit our website at https://hanj.org/virtual-support-group, or reach out to me directly at nolarte@hanj.org. I look forward to seeing you at our future meetings.