About World Hemophilia Day
Since 1989, patient groups worldwide have annually marked World Hemophilia Day on April 17 to raise the awareness and understanding of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The date was chosen in honor of WFH founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day.
World Hemophilia Day aims to:
- Promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to achieve the WFH vision of “Treatment for all”
- Draw attention to the key issues and put hemophilia and bleeding disorders in the spotlight
2020 theme and key messages
April 17, 2020 is of World Hemophilia Day. The longevity of this celebration is proof of the dedication and tight-knit nature of our community. The theme of World Hemophilia Day in 2020 is “Get+involved”. It’s a call to action for everyone to help drive the WFH vision of “Treatment for All” at the community and global level. Everyone can play a part—from patients, family members, and caregivers, to corporate partners, Hemophilia Treatment Centre (HTC) volunteers and those who support their national member organization (NMO). We want to encourage everyone to “Get+involved” virtually, stay safe, and help increase the awareness of inherited bleeding disorders and the need to make access to adequate care possible everywhere in the world. If you’re showing support, you’re playing a part in the goal of Treatment for All.
Every year, the WFH offers the bleeding disorders community a unique and intimate platform where people everywhere can come together and celebrate the day. Patients and caregivers can use this platform to share their personal stories and pictures. The specific call to action for this platform is to:
- Spread the word about World Hemophilia Day
- Encourage people to share their World Hemophilia Day-related stories and activities
For more information, check out www.worldhemophiliaday.org.