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 2018 the global theme was SHARING KNOWLEDGE MAKES US STRONGER. It was about sharing experiences of bleeding disorders with the world in order to improve awareness and increase access to treatment.
On World Haemophilia Day HFA launched a series of digital and written personal stories of people with bleeding disorders talking about how they have used their experiences to raise awareness in the community.
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