April 17: World Hemophilia Day

Every year April 17 is celebrated as World Hemophilia Day. The day is observed by the World Federation of Hemophilia. Apart from the organization, several other international organizations mark the World Hemophilia Day. This year the World Hemophilia Day is marked under the theme

Theme: Get + Involved virtually and stay safe

Highlights

The World Hemophilia Day is observed to increase awareness about the hereditary bleeding disorders. On this day, people from different parts of the world come together to share the advances in the treatment for hemophilia.

World Federation of Hemophilia

The WFH was acknowledged by WHO and official relations between the two organizations was established in 1969.

It was established by Montreal based business man Frank Schnabel. April 17 was his birthday and he suffered from severe hemophilia. It was him who established the World Federation of Hemophilia.

What is Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which blood does not clot properly

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