Bleeding Disorder Awareness Week
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. In 2019 the message was; Reaching Out - Connecting to Your Community. Please join us on April 17 next year to raise awareness about haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. More information to come soon.
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 Red Cake Day 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. More information to come soon.
Red Cake Day
As part of October’s Haemophilia Awareness Week we run Red Cake Day. This is an exciting opportunity to host a morning tea or fundraiser using the red cake as your theme to get the message out to the public about living with a bleeding disorder. 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 Red Cake day is an excellent opportunity to do this. More information to come soon.
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