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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