Processing the Continued Impact of 3H
This is a closed session specific to the 3H community (those living with 3H or relatives of those affected with 3H.) 3H refers to those affected by hemophilia, hepatitis C and HIV due to the tainted blood crisis in the 1980s. This is a space to talk about loved ones and to process the impact of 3H on individuals, families, and the community.
Shellye Horowitz is the Associate Director of Education at the Hemophilia Federation of America. She has strong ties to the bleeding disorders community with six traceable generations of hemophilia A in her family, impacting both men and women. Shellye has given presentations and worked on committees focused on increasing awareness of diagnosis and treatment for women with bleeding disorders. Shellye wrote a column for Hemophilia News Today that addressed issues regarding women and bleeding disorders called “The Forgotten Factor”. Prior to her work in hemophilia, Shellye had over 25 years of experience in the field of K-12 education, working as both a school counselor and principal. She worked in three US states and was Head of an American international school abroad. Shellye‘s hobbies include International folk dance, ham radio, geocaching, knitting, hiking, gardening, home improvement projects, and walking her dog, Hope, on the beach.