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Friday, April 17, 2015 6:00 am

World Hemophilia Day, April 17th

World Hemophilia Day is an international observance held annually on April 17 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH).

World Hemophilia Day April 17th

It is an awareness day for hemophilia and other inherited and acquired bleeding disorders. April 17 was chosen in honor of WFH founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day. World Hemophilia Day, first observed in 1989, is a day of celebration and appreciation of the vast number of family members and other individuals who provide care, services and support for those living with Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

The World Federation of Hemophilia launched the 2015 theme “Building a Family of Support”.  Members of the global bleeding disorders community, as well as their family, friends and co-workers, can post comments online on the Global Family Tree. For more information, contact: WFH | 514.875.7944 | |

Hemophilia is a complex medical condition that is especially challenging for young adults. AppaGrapha recently posted Successful Transitions to Independence For Young Adults with Hemophilia highlighting actions that promote success in Hemophilia management.

Check out our post and leave a comment. Let us know how you find success.