The Society for the Inherited and Severe Blood Disorders (SISBD) has been organizing a walkathon to raise awareness of bleeding and inherited blood disorders in Trinidad and Tobago for the last nine years.
It is a national awareness day for bleeding disorders and also is a fundraiser for the Society. The walk is 4.8 kilometers and this year approximately 700 people participated! The walkathon took place on Sunday, May 17, 2015
The walk serves also to provide an environment outside of the hospital setting for patients and parents to meet. It also allows the entire bleeding disorders care family to get together and share stories and experiences, be it nurse or patient, researcher or family member.
Youth Officer for the SISBD Kyelle Virgil said he believes the walk helped to “close the gap with unity amongst stakeholders.”