World Haemophilia Day is on 17 April

Posted: Thursday, 20 February 2020

April 17, 2020 is the 30th anniversary of World Hemophilia Day! The theme of World Hemophilia Day in 2020 is “Get+involved”. 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.

This landmark day helps to illustrate the importance of supporting the bleeding disorders community. As we hope for new treatments to be approved in Australia (as at Feb 2020), The WFH Humanitarian Aid Program and the Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) Program seek to greatly increase the diagnosis and treatment of people with bleeding disorders by closing the gap in treatment between developed and developing countries.

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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