May 30, 2024

WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY

  • World Hemophilia Day is a global healthcare event observed on April 17 every year.
  • This worldwide event is organised by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH).
  • The theme for World Hemophilia Day 2024 is “Equitable access for all: recognizing all bleeding disorders”.

HISTORY

  • World Haemophilia Day was first celebrated on the 17th of April 1989. It marks the birthday of Frank Schnabel, the founder of the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH).
  • What is Hemophilia?
  • Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly, leading to spontaneous bleeding as well as bleeding following injuries or surgery. This happens due to a lack of or low levels of proteins called clotting factors that help stop bleeding.
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