Today is World Haemophilia Day
Sunday, 17 April 2022
Today is 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.
This year the theme is Access for All.
The World Federation of Hemophilia, with the support of volunteers from around the world, does remarkable work with developing countries with their GAP and Twinning Programs and the Cornerstone Initiative. HFA is currently connected with the Myanmar Haemophilia Patient Association as a part of the WFH Twinning Program.
LIGHT IT UP RED
We have many locations and landmarks over Australia Lighting up Red in support of World Haemophilia Day. There are more to come, keep an eye out and share photos on our social media platforms.
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