Congratulations to Nikole Scappe for winning the Ryan White Youth Award!

The Ryan White Youth Award is presented to a young person who has helped educate others both within the bleeding disorders community and among the general population by increasing awareness and understanding.  Ryan White (1972-1990) had severe hemophilia and contracted AIDS in 1984 through infusion of contaminated clotting factor.  He brought national attention to hemophilia and its complications, changed people’s prejudicial attitudes, educated the public and generated national compassion.