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World Haemophilia Day

17 April

World Haemophilia Day is commemorated on 17 April, giving haemophilia organisations around the world an opportunity to increase awareness of haemophilia.

World Haemophilia Day was started in 1989. The World Federation of Haemophilia (WHF) chose 17 April in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day.

Globally 1 in 1 000 people has a bleeding disorder. Most are not diagnosed and do not receive treatment. Together we can change that. World Hemophilia Day provides an opportunity to talk to your family and friends, colleagues, and caregivers to raise awareness and increase support for those living with an inherited bleeding disorder.