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

Ruby met with Nigel Huddleston MP at Contact a Family's recent Meet the Families event; for whom she is an Ambassador. They discussed various issues including Funny Blood and how Nigel would support families in Mid Worcestershire throughout his candidacy. More from Nigel soon! ... See MoreSee Less

Ruby met with Nigel Huddleston MP at Contact a Family's recent Meet the Families event; for whom she is an Ambassador. They discussed various issues including Funny Blood and how Nigel would support f...

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2 months ago  ·  

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2 months ago  ·  

Great to chat with DJ Malcolm Boyden at BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester earlier about NHS Give Blood's National Blood Week and how donors can save lives like Noah's. Listen to it again on BBC iPlayer : www.bbc.co.uk/bbcherefordandworcester/latest-programmes #superheroes ... See MoreSee Less

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Caring for Disabled Children : Contact a Family

July 14, 2015, 12:00am

As an Ambassador to Contact a Family and a positive parent voice, Ruby has been invited to attend a meeting with MPs at the Houses of Parliament to share experiences of living with a disabled child an...

2 months ago  ·  

BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

Ruby was happy to be invited to join DJ Malcolm Boyden on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester earlier today to discuss Funny Blood and support NHS Give Blood’s National Blood Week … have another listen here!... read more