The Midwest Hemophilia Association is a non-profit organization formed to promote awareness, provide group support, educate, and facilitate communication for the bleeding disorders community of Kansas and Missouri. We provide information on available treatments, insurance and reimbursement issues, and related legislative efforts. We also sponsor educational seminars and conferences, publish a quarterly newsletter, and hold special social events for the benefit of our members. In an effort to ease the adjustment to living wtih a chronic bleeding disorder, MHA's First Steps program provides an avenue of support and education for families of newly diagnosed hemophiliacs. In addition, the MHA collaborates with Children's Mercy Hospital to have a one-week camp every August in Lawson, Missouri specifically for kids with bleeding disorders.