World Haemophilia Day is 17 April

Posted: Monday, 6 February 2017

HFQ is pleased to be taking the opportunity on World Hemophilia Day to bring attention to the women and girls in our community who live with a bleeding disorder or has someone in their lives who does. Visit HFA's WHD Page for more information about World Hemophilia Day and a list of activities and educational resources developed to support women and girls in our community. Follow the World Fed Facebook page for updates on global activities. 

Every April 17, World Haemophilia Day is recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. This is a critical effort since with increased awareness comes better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who remain without treatment.

World Haemophilia Day was started in 1989 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) which chose to bring the community together on April 17 in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel’s birthday.

Once again, landmarks and monuments around the world will support World Haemophilia Day by changing their lighting red on April 17. If you kow a local landmark that could be red on this day please let us know.

On World Haemophilia Day why not participate in Global Feast to fundraise for Treatment For All. Invite your family, friends and work colleagues to a meal and ask them to bring a donation instead of flowers, wine or a gift. It’s so easy, when you think about it, but it will make a huge difference to the lives of others.

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