Every year, the World Hemophilia Day is celebrated on 17 April to raise awareness regarding the hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
World Hemophilia Day is an international awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Hemophilia is a serious bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally which results in excessive bleeding. People with severe hemophilia may bleed for no reason.
World Hemophilia Day marks the birth anniversary of Frank Schnabel, the founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia. It is an important day for the World Federation of Hemophila (WFH) and the bleeding disorders community.
This year the World Hemophilia Day is celebrated in a way that is sensitive to the risks of the current global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This year all the activities of this day will be observed virtually to the coronavirus spread.