World Haemophilia Day

 

About World Haemophilia Day

Since 1989, patient groups worldwide have annually marked World Haemophilia Day on 17 April to raise awareness and understanding of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The date was chosen in honour of the World Federation of Haemophilia founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day.

 

World Haemophilia Day 17 April

With only 440,000 people with haemophilia worldwide, few people have met someone with the disease. Fewer still can picture what life must be like when living with a bleeding disorder, or to care for someone with the condition. World Haemophilia Day provides an opportunity to talk to family and friends, colleagues, and caregivers to raise awareness and increase support for those living with an inherited bleeding disorder.

 

Treatment for all is the vision of all

Every year Novo Nordisk supports the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) in their World haemophilia Day campaigns. The focus in 2016 was ‘Treatment for all is the vision of all’ encouraging the global bleeding disorders community to raise awareness and increase support for those living with an inherited bleeding disorder.

 

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