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Pfizer’s Give Forward Program offers you a way to give back to your community

The hemophilia community has a
big heart and is always there to help others. I have my own international
nonprofit to help those with hemophilia in developing countries. And there are
programs right here in the United States that can help hemophilia related charities. 

Below is one such program. Please read and click through to learn more!

The free BeneFix Give
Forward Program provides you with the opportunity to earn points and then turn
your points into charitable donations for organizations that mean the most to
you. How are these points earned? By engaging with Pfizer Hemophilia’s content,
programs, and services on the Give Forward website.
 
The
BeneFix Give Forward Program is
mobile friendly, so you can take it on the go without downloading an app.
Sign
up today at BeneFixGiveForward.com to see how you
can start earning points!
What Is
BeneF
IX?
BeneFIX, Coagulation Factor IX
(Recombinant), is an injectable medicine that is used to help control and
prevent bleeding in people with hemophilia B. Hemophilia B is also called
congenital factor IX deficiency or Christmas disease.
BeneFIX is NOT used to treat
hemophilia A.
Important
Safety Information
·       BeneFIX is contraindicated in patients who have manifested
life-threatening, immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis,
to the product or its components, including hamster protein.
·       Call your health care provider right
away if your bleeding is not controlled after using BeneFIX.
·       Allergic reactions may occur with
BeneFIX. Call your health care provider or
get emergency treatment right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, your lips and gums turning
blue, fast heartbeat, facial swelling, faintness, rash or hives.
·       Your body can make antibodies, called
“inhibitors,” which may stop BeneFIX
from working properly.
·       If you have risk factors for
developing blood clots, such as a venous catheter through which BeneFIX is given by continuous infusion,
BeneFIX may increase the risk of abnormal
blood clots. The safety and efficacy of BeneFIX administration by continuous infusion have not been
established.
·       Some common side effects of BeneFIX are nausea, injection site reaction,
injection site pain, headache, dizziness and rash.
Click here for full
Prescribing Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of
prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit
 www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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