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Sunday, September 18, 2016

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 to see how you can start earning points!

What Is BeneFIX?

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, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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