Ask the Founder
VBF Announces "Ask The VBF Founder." Linda Rozell-Shannon is the leading lay expert (non doctor) in the world on the subject of vascular birthmarks.
Babies with Birthmarks™
Our newest program - guidelines for physicians to follow to diagnose and treat vascular birthmarks with the earliest intervention.
Recent Medical Papers and Research
Welcome to the European Chapter of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, VBF Europe!
Every year in the United States, 40,000 children are born with a vascular birthmark, 85% of which are in the head and neck area. Statistics show us that the incidence is the same in other countries. These birthmarks include:
No one knows why vascular birthmarks occur, but treatment guidelines are changing.
Josie Moore, VBF Europe's Manager
I am a mummy to a beautiful one year old boy called Zachary. He was born with a PWS stain on the left side of his face. He currently hadn't started treatment yet so our journey is only just beginning.
When Zachary was born in Inverness Scotland the doctors had not seen a PWS and I felt they were unsure how to treat this. I was given information from the Internet to read. I was shocked at the lack of awareness and support for people for the UK and Europe so I set up a Facebook support group for people with a PWS in UK and contacted Linda as I wanted to help bring more awareness of Vascular birthmarks over here.
Alderhey Childrens Hospital Eaton Road
What if the VBF earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Now it can! GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine, with a unique social mission. Every time you use GoodSearch, money is generated to support the mission of VBF. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation as the charity you want to support. The more people who use this site, the more money we'll earn so please spread the word! Go to http://www.goodsearch.comIf you think your child has a hemangioma Click Here.
Chapters of the VBF
Anomalie Vasculaire Site for French speakers worldwide, and friend of VBF that offers support and information about vascular birthmarks
Publications for Parents:
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