World Hemophilia Day
World Hemophilia Day is observed next on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 (132 days from today).
World Hemophilia Day, on April 17th every year, is a great chance in order to raise awareness for human about hemophilia and other relating bleeding disorders.
World Hemophilia Day or World Bleeding Disorders Awareness Day the same, a wonderful opportunity to identify and to reach out to new members of the bleeding disorders community.
What is hemophilia?
Hemophilia is a medical condition in which the blood's ability to clot is severely limited, causing a person to bleed profusely even with minor injuries.
An inherited deficiency of clotting factor, most commonly factor VIII, is thought to be the main cause of the condition.
History of World Hemophilia Day
Since 1989, the entire bleeding disorder community has come together to celebrate advances in treatment every year. The purpose of World Hemophilia Day is to raise awareness and bring understanding and attention to issues related to appropriate care to the wider public.
As reported by News18, the disease was first discovered in the 10th century and mainly affects men. Back then it was called Abulcasis. But in 1937, the inherited hemophilia was divided into two types, A and B. However, there was no cure for it.
The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) was founded in 1963 and for over 50 years, WFH has worked globally to achieve "Treat for all" people for both men and women suffered with the hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, no matter where they grow up and stay in the world.
How to celebrate World Hemophilia Day
- How about the idea of lighting a lamp at home, office or using a red local landmark in order to honor people with bleeding disorders and raise awareness for World Hemophilia Day?
- Invite a specialist from your local hemophilia center to speak to your group, class, or brown bag lunch
- Visit the World Hemophilia website.
- Follow on social media with #worldhemophiliaday
ObservedWorld Hemophilia Day has been observed annually on April 17th.
Sunday, April 17th, 2022
Monday, April 17th, 2023
Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
Thursday, April 17th, 2025
Friday, April 17th, 2026