No 193 March 2016
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World Haemophilia Day 2016
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 2016 HFA will celebrate World Haemophilia Day to support the WFH goal of Treatment for All.
Light it Up Red!
Once again, landmarks and monuments around the world will support World Haemophilia Day by changing their lighting red on April 17.
On World Haemophilia Day why not participate in Global Feast to fundraise for Treatment For All. Invite your family, friends and work colleagues to a meal and ask them to bring a donation instead of flowers, wine or a gift.
It’s so easy, when you think about it, but it will make a huge difference to the lives of others.
Go to the Global Feast webpage for more information
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for information on events and happenings.
There will be special activities for our online community, so be sure to follow these pages for details on World Haemophilia Day news and activities:
WFH World Hemophilia Day page
WFH Facebook page
HFA’s Facebook page
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Date last reviewed: 9 March 2016