Welcome to the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors' Organisation

Welcome to the homepage of the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors' Organisation (AHCDO). AHCDO is the national medical body for haemophilia in Australia. AHCDOs objectives are:

  • to advance care and treatment of people with haemophilia in Australia;
  • to advance the education of the medical profession and the broad range of health professionals associated with people with haemophilia in the knowledge of haemophilia and its treatment;
  • to promote haemophilia research, and to disseminate the results of such research;
  • to liaise with, and provide information and advice to Haemophilia Foundation Australia, Federal, State and Territory Governments, and other such bodies involved in the welfare of people with haemophilia in Australia.

AHCDO is a not for profit organisation and was incorporated in Victoria in January 2001 under the Associations Incorporation Act. It operates as a national organisation from offices in metropolitan Melbourne and membership consists of the medical directors of Haemophilia Treatment Centres and other clinicians actively involved in the treatment of people with bleeding disorders.

In the past AHCDO members met as the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP) of the Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA). MAP achieved an excellent reputation as a provider of high quality advice and consultation services to appropriate government bodies and now, operating as AHCDO, this reputation continues to grow.