World Haemophilia Day

Reaching out for World Haemophilia Day

Every year on 17 April World Haemophilia Day is recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia, von Willebrand disease 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 17 April as the day to bring the community together in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel’s birthday.

Reach out and connect to your community! 

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Reach out to others in the bleeding disorders community. Take opportunities to meet others with similar experiences and share your stories and tips. No matter your age or stage, connection throughout life is vital.

Connect with your local foundation 


Landmarks and monuments in Australia and around the world will support World Haemophilia Day by changing their lighting red on 17 April 2019.  

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

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for a list of locations that will be supporting the day.  We have some new and old places, and a location in every state/territory. We would love you to share your photos and pictures on the day. 

Haemophilia Foundation Australia
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World Federation of Hemophilia 
WFH World Hemophilia Day page – 
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