World Haemophilia Day is 17 April
Posted: Wednesday, 20 February 2019
HFQ is pleased to be taking the opportunity on World Hemophilia Day to bring attention to the number of people 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 you in the 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.
LIGHT IT UP RED!
Once again, landmarks and monuments around the world will support World Haemophilia Day by changing their lighting red on April 17. In Queensland we are pleased to advise that many landmarks are being light red. Be sure to visit one of them on the night. So far we have - State Parliament House, Treasury Casino, Brisbane City Town Hall, Story Bridge, Suncorp Stadium, Victoria Bridge, Reddacliff Place Sculptures, Tropical Dome Botanic Gardens Mt Cootha, Mackay Town Hall Civic Fountain, Kurilpa Bridge and Gasometer Gasworks.