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.
This year the theme is Adapting to Change. Living during a pandemic can pose many challenges, not only for our health, but also for our mental health and wellbeing. In 2021 World Haemophilia Day is a platform across the globe for exploring our community’s resilience and how we will overcome this new challenge – as we have overcome other challenges in the past.
HFA will be planning virtual events and activities – to keep up to date visit www.haemophilia.org.au/WHD and follow our social media networks.
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We will once again participate in Light it Up Red and showcase landmarks across the country.
The World Federation of Hemophilia is asking our community to write on their page worldhemophiliaday.org about how you or someone you know has adapted to change in the last year. This page will go live from 1 April 2021.
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