Be part of the “Light it up Red” experience on April 17!

World Hemophilia Day is less than a month away! Every day on April 17, thousands of people around the world come out to show support for this important day in our community. The objective of World Hemophilia Day is to raise awareness and understanding of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. This year, we will be focusing on spreading the message that outreach and identification are “The first step to care”.

Over 70 landmarks are expected to “Light it up Red” this year—in cities all over the world. The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) encourages you to visit these landmarks with friends and family and share your experiences with the global community. Below you’ll see pictures of a small selection of landmarks that were lit up in red for World Hemophilia Day in 2018, and shared with us by members of the community.

We hope to hear from you on April 17!

World Hemophilia Day - April 17, 2019

Reaching Out: The First Step to Care

On April 17 of this year, our community will come together to celebrate World Hemophilia Day. The theme of this year’s big day is “Reaching Out: The First Step to Care”. For the WFH, a big part of the first step to care is the outreach and identification of undiagnosed people with bleeding disorders.

Patient outreach and identification is about finding individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders—including von Willebrand disease—who have not yet been diagnosed, or whose health needs are not being met by healthcare services. These patients can be found through awareness-raising campaigns and educational activities.

You can help too! This April, show us that you care and that you are there to support the patients and caregivers in our community. Be part of World Hemophilia Day 2019 and help make a difference.