Every year we get two opportunities to educate and inform the public about living with a bleeding disorders. Globally 1 in 1,000 people has a bleeding disorder. Most are not diagnosed and do not receive treatment. Together we can change that. The Awareness days are; World Haemophilia Day (17 April) and Haemophilia Awareness Week (October).
World Haemophilia Day
The World Haemophilia Day is on 17 April and provides an opportunity to talk to your family and friends, colleagues, and caregivers to raise awareness and increase support for those living with an inherited bleeding disorder. Please join us on April 17 each year to raise awareness about haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.
BLEEDING DISORDERS Awareness Week
Haemophilia Awareness Week occurs around October 12th the day HFA was incorporated.
The key promotional vehicle that we use across the week is Go Red for Bleeding Disorders which can occur on any day of your choosing during the week. This is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends, colleagues, and caregivers to raise awareness and increase support for those living with an inherited bleeding disorder.
GO Red FOR BLEEDING DISORDERS
About 1 in 10,000 people have haemophilia and while more have Von Willerbrand other bleeding disorders are even rarer. 1 in 10,000 is very small number. If you filled the Brisbane Suncorp Stadium to capacity there would be 5 people with haemophilia in the stands. That’s one passenger for every 20 A380’s flown out of the airport; so we need to raise public awareness and Go Red for Bleeding Disorders is an excellent opportunity to do this.