World Haemophilia Day 2019



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.           
April 17, 2019, will mark the 30th World Hemophilia Day

Reaching out - connect to your community!

Meeting and connecting with others who share similar experiences and know what it is like can be invaluable. On World Haemophilia Day we celebrate the theme of Reaching out - connect to your community.

What opportunities do you have to meet and share experiences with others in your community?

Click here to watch the digital stories of Australians with bleeding disorders talking about how they connect with others.



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.   Show your support on the night, and post photos on our Facebook page of you and your friends at the landmark.  #WHD2019


Confirmed Locations - 

Australia Capital Territory 

  • Shine Dome
  • The Australian Mint
  • Telstra Tower

New South Wales

  • Pfizer HQ (Barrack Place, 151 Clarence St Sydney)
  • Sydney Town Hall

Northern Territory

Darwin Convention Centre


  • Brisbane City Town Hall
  • Gasometer
  • Kurilpa Bridge
  • Mackay City Fountain Precinct
  • Reddacliff Place Sculptures
  • Story Bridge
  • Suncorp Stadium
  • Treasury Casino
  • Tropical Dome
  • Victoria Bridge
  • Parliament House Brisbane

South Australia

  • Adelaide Oval
  • Riverbank Lighting Feature


  • Cardinal Lights (visible from Davies Street and the waterfront Hobart)
  • Launceston Town Hall


  • AAMI Stadium
  • Ballarat Town Hall
  • Geelong intersection Moorabool and Malop St Geelong
  • Melbourne Observation Wheel

Western Australia    

  • Crown Perth
  • The Bell Tower
  • Trafalgar Bridge
  • Matagarup Bridge
  • Optus Stadium

WFH World Hemophilia Day page

WFH Facebook page
HFA’s Facebook page

Date last reviewed: 16 April 2019