Every April 17, World Haemophilia Day is marked worldwide with the goal of increasing 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) who chose to bring the community together on April 17 in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel’s birthday.
There will be special activities for our online community, so be sure to follow these Facebook pages for details on World Haemophilia Day news and activities:
- WFH Facebook page – www.facebook.com/wfhemophilia
- HFA’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HaemophiliaFoundationAustralia.
And follow the hashtag #worldhemoday on social media so you don’t miss out on anything!
Together with landmarks from around the world, AAMI Park in Melbourne will turn red on Friday 17 April. Be sure to visit the site or keep an eye on our facebook page for photos.
For information and resources visit the WFH World Hemophilia Day page.