World Haemophilia Day 2017
World Haemophilia Day 17 April 2017
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.
In 2017 the theme is HEAR THEIR VOICES.
In World Haemophilia Day let’s come together to show our support for the millions of women and girls affected by bleeding disorders.
HFA is celebrating World Haemophilia Day with the launch of the new The Female Factors resource Finding out you carry the gene. Download it now and read the stories of Australian women with bleeding disorders!
LIGHT IT UP RED!
Landmarks and monuments in Australia and around the world will support World Haemophilia Day by changing their lighting red on April 17.
Australia has secured support from landmarks and monuments in each State/Territory to light up red in April 17 -
Sydney Cricket Ground
Kennedy Lane, Hobart
Railway roundabout, Hobart Elizabeth Mall, Hobart
Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
Darwin Convention Centre
Perth Bell Tower
Reddacliff Place Steam Sculptures
Brisbane City Town Hall & King George Sq
William Jolly Bridge
Tropical Dome, Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Show your support on the night, and post photos on our Facebook page of you and your friends at the landmark. #WHD2017
Participate in the Red Tie Challenge during the month of April to support World Haemophilia day
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for information on events and happenings.
There will be special activities for our online community, so be sure to follow these pages for details on World Haemophilia.
Day news and activities:
WFH World Hemophilia Day page
WFH Facebook page
HFA’s Facebook page
Date last reviewed: 11 April 2017