Funny Blood raises awareness of rare blood conditions called Platelet Function Disorders (PFDs), signposts information to support families living with the little-known condition and fundraises for the ongoing care of sufferers at the Haemophilia Unit in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Funny Blood was founded by Ruby Edwards in 2009 when her son was diagnosed with a number of complex Platelet Function Disorders and Thrombocytopenia. Ruby’s motivation was to help her son, and those like him, by doing something positive. The name – Funny Blood – originated from the way she described her son’s blood to him and his sister.

We’re bringing Funny Blood to the public eye with events and more

Find out what we do to raise awareness, support families and fundraise via campaigns, projects and events.

Funny Blood events

Well, despite the rain it's a very happy Monday for Funny Blood!

It's fantastic to know that we're able to help families living with PFDs, a note from a supporter received this morning :

"... this is the first page for PFD that I have come across. It's just nice to have stumbled across some info, as our Haematologist is very honest and says that he has only one other patient with something similar and even they are not exactly sure what is going on ... it's nice to know I'm not the only Mum walking around with a stash of Tranaxemic Acid and a treatment plan for the paramedics in my handbag! Donna x"

It makes all the time spent growing Funny Blood so worthwhile #FunnyBlood #BleedingDisorders x
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1 week ago  ·  

With your support, we've raised £231 for the #Haemophilia Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital through Waitrose's #CommunityMatters scheme! Thank you x (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

It's the last day of the Waitrose #CommunityMatters scheme in the #Droitwich store today, so please pop in a token for Funny Blood if you're passing!

All money raised goes to the #Haemophilia Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital to support children living life with rare #bleedingdisorders x (4 photos)
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4 weeks ago  ·