World Haemophilia Day 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Every April 17 World Haemophilia Day is recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. This is a critical effort since with increased awareness comes better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who remain without treatment.
World Haemophilia Day was started in 1989 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) which chose to bring the community together on April 17 in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel’s birthday.
The theme for World Haemophilia Day 2018 is ‘Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger’. It’s about sharing experiences of bleeding disorders with the world in order to improve awareness and increase access to treatment.
LIGHT IT UP RED!
Landmarks and monuments in Australia and around the world will support World Haemophilia Day by changing their lighting red on April 17. In Perth Trafalgar Bridge and Perth Bell Tower will be lit up in red!