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.
2020 saw the 30th anniversary of World Haemophilia Day. The longevity of this celebration is proof of the dedication and tight-knit nature of our community.
The theme of World Haemophilia Day in 2020 was Get+involved. We encouraged our community to help increase the awareness of inherited bleeding disorders and of the need to make access to adequate care possible everywhere in the world.
In April 2020 Haemophilia Foundation Australia once again celebrated World Haemophilia Day – but this year in a very different style. HFA developed a virtual pack for families to use in the comfort of their own home. The virtual pack included World Haemophilia Day and Light It Up Red landmark colouring-in sheets, an online quiz and word find. And of course, kids were able to test their friends’ knowledge and their own with the online quiz about bleeding disorders!
You can take the online quiz at https://tinyurl.com/ydew8yza
We thank everyone who took part in our virtual campaign. What a great success it was, and so wonderful to see people taking part.
How did Australia light up red for World Haemophilia Day?
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