World Hemophilia Day: 17 April
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World Hemophilia Day is observed every year on 17 April to mark the birth anniversary of Frank Schnabel, who founded the World Federation of Hemophilia.
The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness and provide information about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
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The theme for World Haemophilia Day 2023 is "Access for All: Partnership, Policy, Progress - Engaging Governments to Integrate Inherited Bleeding Disorders into National Policy."
The theme emphasizes the importance of partnership and collaboration between various stakeholders, including governments, in ensuring access to appropriate care and treatment for individuals with hemophilia and other hereditary bleeding disorders.
The theme also highlights the need to integrate these conditions into national policies to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of these disorders.
The first World Hemophilia Day was observed in 1989 with the aim of raising awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
The World Federation of Hemophilia encourages people around the world to wear red on World Hemophilia Day as a symbol of solidarity with those affected by hemophilia.
Hemophilia is a rare medical condition in which the blood does not clot properly due to a lack of specific clotting factors. This leads to prolonged bleeding, which can be dangerous and life-threatening in some situations.
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