Community spirit, diversity and pride on World Hemophilia Day

On April 17, 2018, thousands of people once again came together to raise awareness and show support for the global bleeding disorders community by marking the 28th World Hemophilia Day.

In addition to lighting up over 70 landmarks around the world in red, this year saw many different types of celebrations, including balloon releases, marches and candle lightings. The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) thanks all our National Member Organizations (NMOs) as well as our global bleeding disorders community, friends, family and advocates for their public displays of support and pride. The shared knowledge that our community continues to reinforce helps make a difference because sharing knowledge makes us all stronger.

To see highlights from some of the many global World Hemophilia Day celebrations that took place throughout the month of April, please scroll down!

Projection and group photo in front of Barcelona City Hall

An outdoor World Hemophilia Day celebration in Egypt at Al-Azhar Park

Children performing at World Hemophilia Day event in Mashhad, Iran

Group photo from the Kenya Haemophilia Association’s World Hemophilia Day dinner

Myanmar World Hemophilia Day event

Group photo with the Rwanda Federation of Hemophilia

The Saudi Society World Hemophilia Day event

World Hemophilia Day themed photo frame in South Africa

Treaters and bleeders coming together to support one another on World Hemophilia Day in Taiwan

Proudly wearing red at a World Hemophilia Day march in Madagascar