World Haemophilia Day
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World Haemophilia Day is celebrated on April 17 every year.
The aim of the day is to increase awareness about haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.
World Haemophilia Day was started in 1989 by the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH).
The day is celebrated in the honour of Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Federation of Haemophilia (WHF).
The theme of the year 2022 is 'Access to all'.
What Is Haemophilia?
–Haemophilia is a sex-linked recessive disease, in which a single cut in an affected individual will result in non-stop bleeding.
–A sex-linked disease is one which is passed down through families through one of the X or Y chromosomes, which are sex chromosomes.
–Sex-linked recessive diseases most often refer to X-linked recessive diseases.
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