On December 30, 2021, the global bleeding disorders community lost a great leader: Val Bias, former CEO of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). Yesterday, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), published a condolence article. Today, three WFH leaders share their thoughts on the former NHF CEO.
“Throughout the years, I have had many chances to work with, and get to know, Val Bias. I was always very impressed by his passion, and very appreciative of his support of initiatives for Latin America. Val was someone who knew how to overcome challenges and get people working together for the greater good.”
—Cesar Garrido, WFH President
“Val Bias was a remarkable man and left a lasting impact on our community. His spirit of activism, hope and drive will live on in the many individuals he touched during his life.”
—Glenn Pierce, MD, PhD, WFH Vice President, Medical
“I got to know Val Bias during the preparation and hosting of the WFH World Congress in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., and through many meetings with the NHF. I was impressed by his dedication, extraordinary charisma, and leadership.”
—Alain Baumann, WFH CEO