World Hemophilia Day is a special opportunity for our community to come together and support those with inherited bleeding disorders. This year, thousands of people around the world came out to show support for women and girls with bleeding disorders. Over 70 landmarks were part of the “Light it up Red” campaign this year, in cities all over the world. Many people took part in the campaign by photographing lit-up landmarks, and posting the photos on the WFH Facebook page and Twitter timeline. Even better, people left a number of heartfelt comments on our social media pages telling us how much the big day meant to them. All-in-all, World Hemophilia Day 2017 was a resounding success.
World Hemophilia Day is important because it brings attention to the bleeding disorders community. This year, that attention is focused on women and girls with bleeding disorders who often face insufficient knowledge in medical care teams, delayed diagnosis, and a lack of access to care.