World Hemophilia Day is an international awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. It is held annually on April 17th. Since 1989, World Hemophilia Day is the day the whole bleeding disorders community comes together to celebrate the continuous advances in treatment while raising awareness and bringing understanding and attention to the issues related to proper care to the wider public.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of World Hemophilia Day! The longevity of this celebration is proof of the dedication and tight-knit nature of our community. The theme this year is “Get+involved”. It’s a call to action for everyone to help drive the vision of “Treatment for all” at the community and global level. Whether you are a patient, a family member or caregiver, a corporate partner, a volunteer, or a healthcare provider, we want to encourage you to help increase the awareness of inherited bleeding disorders and the need to make access to adequate care possible everywhere in the world.
Happy World Hemophilia Day!
Share what World Hemophilia Day means to you by posting photos or engaging with the bleeding disorders community on social media! Join the Light it Up Red! Campaign by wearing red, putting a red light bulb in your porch light, or lighting a red candle. The light you shine helps you and others reflect on the need to create awareness through action – showing support for people and families living with a bleeding disorder worldwide. Use #WorldHemophiliaDay and #LightItUpRed to raise awareness for all bleeding disorders.
On this April 17, right click to save the image below and use this World Hemophilia Day Facebook profile frame to show the community your continued engagement as we continue to care and support one another.
Together, we are stronger. Join us in celebrating World Hemophilia Day by donating to the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.