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World Hemophilia Day 2022 social media toolkit now available

World Hemophilia Day 2022 is coming soon! The theme of the event this year is “Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress. Engaging your government, integrating inherited bleeding disorders into national policy”. By raising awareness and bringing hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders to the attention of policymakers, we can increase sustainable and equitable access to care and treatment.

Also available in: Français Español

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) encourages members of the community, partners, and national member organizations (NMOs) to engage with the community virtually on April 17 and let your voice be heard! You can do this by posting your personal stories and your words of encouragement and hope on social media. The WFH is active on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn, and we would love to hear from you on those platforms. Please note that stories and posts shouldn’t contain references to (or show any images of) treatment product brand names.

Below you’ll find the World Hemophilia Day social media toolkit which covers the different ways for you to get involved on social media in the best way possible.

About World Hemophilia Day

Since 1989, patient groups worldwide have annually marked World Hemophilia Day on April 17 to raise the awareness and understanding of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The date was chosen in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day.

World Hemophilia Day aims to:

  • Promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to achieve the WFH vision of “Treatment for all”
  • Draw attention to the key issues and put hemophilia and bleeding disorders in the spotlight


2022 theme and key messages

 April 17 is World Hemophilia Day. The theme of the event this year is “Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress. Engaging your government, integrating inherited bleeding disorders into national policy”. By raising awareness and bringing hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders to the attention of policymakers, we can increase sustainable and equitable access to care and treatment.

Every year, the WFH offers the bleeding disorders community a unique and intimate story site where people everywhere can come together and celebrate the day. Patients and caregivers can use this platform to share their personal stories and pictures. The specific call to action for this platform is to encourage people to share their World Hemophilia Day-related stories and activities. Going live on April 1!

The WFH advocacy toolkit

There are many ways you can bring attention to hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders in your local and global community to raise awareness of the need for inclusion in national policy. This article covers many of them, but you can also get more information using the WFH Advocacy Toolkit. This handy guide will show you how to use best use social media, how to organize an event, how to take action locally—and more! Download it here.

Use the following hashtags on social media to join the conversation

#WorldHemophiliaDay
#WHD2022
#LightItUpRed

Change your profile picture and Light It Up Red

  • Download our World Hemophilia Day Facebook banner or Facebook frame here and light yourself up red!
  • Wear something red at home and share a selfie on social media
  • Challenge your coworkers or schoolmates to post a picture of themselves wearing red for the day—or post a picture collage of everyone in your organization wearing red!
  • Post pictures of landmarks you see lit up on red on social media

Spread the word

Examples of social media posts 

Here are some social media posts you can use for your own campaigns:

  1. #WorldHemophiliaDay is April 17! Learn more about this historic day at wfh.org/WHD2022 and download your own #WHD2022 poster!
  2. #WorldHemophiliaDay is about celebrating the bleeding disorders community. Retweet/share if someone in your family is living with #hemophilia #WHD2022
  3. Next week is #WorldHemophiliaDay. Download the WFH Facebook frame here, and #LightItUpRed if you or a loved one is living with a bleeding disorder! Knowledge is only power if it is shared! #WorldHemophiliaDay #WHD2022
  4. Mark your calendars! April 17th is #WorldHemophiliaDay. How will you celebrate? We will be…
  5. #WHD2022 is day for everyone to learn more about #bleedingdisorders. Join the movement at worldhemophiliaday.org and learn more about #hemophilia at the dedicated WFH eLearning centre: wfh.org.
  6. This #WorldHemophiliaDay share YOUR story! Submit your story or video message to the #WHD2022 video series here:
  7. We are now just a few weeks away from #WorldHemophiliaDay! This year, #WHD2022 will rally our community around the theme “Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress”. We will focus on sharing our stories on how our community worked to engage our government. Share your story at worldhemophiliaday.org.
  8. This #WorldHemophiliaDay share your story! Om Krishna Sakhakarmi is from Bhaktapur, Nepal. He has severe hemophilia A with inhibitors. Thanks to donated factor provided by the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program, he was able to undergo joint replacement surgery—the first in the country, despite the global pandemic. Read more about his story here: https://wfh.org/the-wfh-humanitarian-aid-program-supports-nmo-in-nepal/
  9. How are you helping to engage our government? Share your story this #WHD2022. For over the last five years, the Haemophilia Foundation of Nigeria (HFN), in collaboration with the WFH, has engaged the federal government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Health to advocate for the adequate care of PWBDs in the country: https://wfh.org/nigeria-includes-bleeding-disorders-in-national-policy-and-strategic-plan/
  10. It’s here! Today is #WorldHemophiliaDay: a day dedicated to celebrating our community around the world! We’ve shared our story with the community, and you can too at wfh.org/whd

One way to help make a difference this World Hemophilia Day is to contact government officials and policymakers with a letter. A small personal note from someone from the community can often be the first step on a journey that can lead to major change. The WFH has a template letter that you can adapt to your needs. The letter covers all everything you need to know, including:

  • Opening the letter with an official address
  • Explaining the purpose of your letter
  • Explaining your concern related to inherited bleeding disorders
  • Using personal or relevant stories and examples
  • Acknowledging any past support
  • Describing what action you hope the official will take
  • Proposing how you or your organization can help


To download the letter template, please click here.

Download everything you need to populate your feed with World Hemophilia Day content and stories! The following shareable images and content is available here in English, French and Spanish:

  • Poster
  • One-pager
  • Logos
  • Social media images
  • Advocacy toolkit
  • Banners
  • Light It Up Red letter
  • Letter to a government official template

Let us know what you are planning!

We want to support you and help you amplify your efforts! Let us know about what you’ve done—or what you’re planning on doing—on April 17. Stories, pictures, or social media posts are all welcome. Please note that stories and posts shouldn’t contain references to (or show any images of) treatment product brand names. Feel free to share your events with the WFH Marketing & Communications department at [email protected].

The WFH would like to thank our 2022 World Hemophilia Day sponsors for their continued support: Bayer, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Biotest, CSL Behring, F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Freeline Therapeutics, GC Pharma, Grifols, Kedrion, LFB S.A, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, Pfizer, Sanofi, Sobi, Spark Therapeutics, and Takeda.

We’ve accomplished a lot this year, we need your help to continue strong.

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Disclaimer

The information on the WFH website is provided for general information purposes only. The WFH does not engage in the practice of medicine and under no circumstances recommends particular treatment for specific individuals. For diagnosis or consultation on a specific medical problem, the WFH recommends that you contact your physician or local treatment centre. Before administering any products, the WFH urges patients to check dosages with a physician or hemophilia centre staff, and to consult the pharmaceutical company’s printed instructions.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, the WFH does not guarantee the information is accurate, and is not responsible in any way whatsoever for damages arising out of the use of this website or any of the information contained herein.

Messages posted to WFH discussion forums, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms do not represent the opinions of the World Federation of Hemophilia, its staff, or Board of Directors. The author of a message is solely responsibility for its content. Information posted on WFH social networks and platforms should never be a substitute for individualized professional medical advice, even when the author has medical qualifications or is considered an authority. Information posted to a discussion group should not be used to diagnose or treat a specific health problem without consulting a qualified healthcare professional. The WFH recommends that you contact your physician or local treatment centre if you have any individual questions or concerns.

References and links to other websites or references to other organizations, products, services, or publications do not constitute endorsement or approval by the WFH. The WFH is not responsible and assumes no liability for the content of any linked websites.

Website privacy policy

The WFH does not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

Use of links

Throughout our website, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. When linking to the WFH, we request that you ensure that there are no associated connections for commercial purposes. Any official use of the name WFH or the use of its logo needs to be approved by the WFH. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Link request.”

Use of text and images

All information, photographs, graphics, and other material on this website are protected by copyright. While users of this website may use the content for personal, non-commercial use, none of the content of this website can be modified, translated, transferred or sold, copied, reproduced, published, or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the WFH. To view a copy of the WFH’s permissions guidelines, click here.

The WFH encourages the dissemination of its information and welcomes proposals on the reprinting, redistribution, and translation of its materials. If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to [email protected].

Accessibility

If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at [email protected].

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Our website provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form or via the communication they have received. You may, at all times, choose to receive which communications within the organization you can receive or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us via another online form.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at [email protected].

Fraud Alert

Unauthorized solicitations – Warning

The WFH has been made aware of various correspondences—circulated via e-mail and telephone—coming from individuals impersonating WFH staff or falsely stating that they are associated with the WFH. These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money using the name of someone affiliated with the WFH, are fraudulent and come from outside of our organization.

If you receive a suspicious solicitation, exercise extreme caution. In the case of an email, look at the email address to see if it looks suspicious (for example, all WFH emails come from @wfh.org).

We are asking you to remain vigilant, and if you have any doubts about the correspondence, please forward the email to the WFH at [email protected] or call +1 514-875-7944.

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Italy - Milan

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics
  • Dental care
  • Blood banking
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Diagnostic assessment of platelet functional defects

Sweden - Malmö

Year of IHTC designation: 1976

Malmö Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Department for Hematology and Coagulation Disorders, Skåne University Hospital
Skåne University Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and genetics
  • Nursing
  • Dental care and surgery
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Blood banking (on request)

Spain - Madrid

Year of IHTC designation: 2018

Hospital Universitario La Paz

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care (no surgery)
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology/social services

Spain - Valencia

Year of IHTC designation: 1997

Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit
Haematology Service, University and Polytechnic Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Blood banking
  • Psychology and Social services

South Africa - Johannesburg

Year of IHTC designation: 2016

Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Physiotherapy

Singapore - Singapore

Year of IHTC designation: 2002

Singapore General Hospital Haemophilia Treatment Clinic

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Dental care
  • Orthopedic care (no surgeries)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology

Senegal - Dakar

Year of IHTC designation: 2016

Centre International de Traitement de l’Hémophilie (CITH) de Dakar
Centre National de Transfusion Sanguin (CNTS)

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Blood banking
  • Physiotherapy

Russia - Moscow and St. Petersburg

Year of IHTC designation: 2010

National Medical Research Center of Hematology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic surgery

Netherlands - Utrecht

Year of IHTC designation: 1996

Van Creveldkliniek
University Medical Centre Utrecht

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hematology
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational therapy

Japan - Nara

Year of IHTC designation: 1998

Nara Hemophilia Centre
Nara Medical University

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Laboratory diagnosis and Molecular genetics
  • Physiotherapy

Israel - Tel Hashomer

Year of IHTC designation: 1993

National Hemophilia Center, Tel Hashomer
Sheba Medical Center

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dental care
  • Laboratory diagnosis (not genetics)
  • Psychology

United Kingdom - London

Year of IHTC designation: 1970

Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Unit
Royal Free Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational therapy
  • Molecular genetics
  • Psychology/Social services

United Kingdom - Manchester

Year of IHTC designation: 2008

Manchester Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre (Children’s and Adult’s)
Manchester Royal Infirmary and Manchester Children’s Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Nursing
  • Molecular genetics
  • National Hemophilia database

United Kingdom - Oxford

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Oxford Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Centre
Churchill Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Nursing
  • Molecular genetics
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational therapy

United Kingdom - Sheffield

Year of IHTC designation: 1992

Sheffield Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics

India - Mumbai

Year of IHTC designation: 2000

National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR) and KEM Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics
  • Dental care
  • Orthopedic care
  • Physiotherapy

India - Vellore

Year of IHTC designation: 2000

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics with antenatal diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Musculoskeletal management – physical and occupational therapy with physiatry
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Blood banking
  • Dental care
  • Psychology/Social services
  • Antenatal diagnosis

France - Paris

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Paris Haemophilia Centre (Necker (N) and Kremlin Bicetre (KB) Hospitals)

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Dental care
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Psychology and Social services

Egypt - Cairo

Year of IHTC designation: 2015

Shabrawishi Hospital, Egyptian Society of Hemophilia, and Cairo University

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Molecular genetics
  • Blood banking
  • Physiotherapy

Canada - Toronto

Year of IHTC designation: 2018

University of Toronto Hemophilia Centres
St. Michael’s Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology services
  • Pediatric hematology services
  • Physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care (no surgery)
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology/social services

Brazil - Campinas, SP

Year of IHTC designation: 2008

Hemocentro – “Unidade de Hemofilia Cláudio Luiz Pizzigatti Corrêa”
Hemocentro Unicamp, University of Campinas

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and molecular genetics
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy

Belgium - Brussels

Year of IHTC designation: 2013

Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit
Division of Haematology
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Orthopedic care and surgery

Belgium - Leuven

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Hemofiliecentrum Leuven, University of Leuven

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis (not genetics)
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social services
  • Orthopedic care and surgery

Austria - Vienna

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Medical University of Vienna
Department of Medicine I
Clinical Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology

Australia - Melbourne

Year of IHTC designation: 2005

Ronald Sawers Haemophilia Centre

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Nursing
  • Dental care
  • Blood banking
  • Psychology
  • Social work

Argentina - Buenos Aires

Year of IHTC designation: 1974

Instituto Asistencial “Dr. Alfredo Pavlovsky”
(Fundación de la Hemofilia)

Instituto De Investigaciones Hematológicas “Dr. Mariano R. Castex” (IIHEMA
(Academia Nacional de Medicina)

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care and surgery
  • Laboratory diagnosis and genetic diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social services

Thailand - Bangkok

Year of IHTC designation: 1984

International Hemophilia Training Center – Bangkok
Ramathibodi Hospital
Mahidol University

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hemostasis
  • Molecular genetics
  • Nursing
  • Dental care and surgery
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Blood banking
  • Psychology and social services

United States - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Year of IHTC designation: 1972

University of North Carolina Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy/ Occupational therapy
  • Psychology/ Social services

United States - Columbus, Ohio

Year of IHTC designation: 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Areas of Specialty

  • Pediatric hematology services
  • Physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care (no surgery)
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology/social services

United States - Houston, Texas

Year of IHTC designation: 2000

Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Blood banking
  • Physiotherapy/ Occupational therapy
  • Psychology/Social services

United States - Los Angeles, California

Year of IHTC designation: 1970

Orthopaedic Hemophilia Treatment Center

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology/Social services

United States - New York, New York

Year of IHTC designation: 1993

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Molecular genetics
  • Social services

United States - Rochester, Minnesota

Year of IHTC designation: 1974

Mayo (Rochester) Comprehensive Hemophilia Center, and International Hemophilia Training Center (WFH)
Mayo Clinic/Foundation and Mayo Medical School

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult and pediatric hematology
  • Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedic care and surgery
  • Blood banking
  • Molecular genetics
  • Psychology/ Social services

United States - San Diego, California

Year of IHTC designation: 2018

Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center
University of California San Diego

Areas of Specialty

  • Adult hematology
  • Physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Dental care
  • Orthopaedic care (no surgery)
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Nursing
  • Psychology/social services

Advocacy toolkit

Coming soon!

LIght it up red letter

Government petition letter template

International Lifetime Achievement Award - Recipients

Previous years

2012Christine Lee
United Kingdom
2006Dr. Bruce Evatt
United States

Hemophilia Alliance

Recognizing that training women leaders ensures the diversity our community need to thrive; the Hemophilia Alliance has been a longtime supporter of the Susan Skinner Memorial Fund. They deepened their engagement with the global community through the establishment of the Travel Grant Program, which allows US-based multidisciplinary healthcare professionals the opportunity to attend WFH global training workshops. The wealth of experience and perspective attendees bring back home to their communities helps patients across the country. Their patience and support as we grappled with changing norms in these challenging times gave us the flexibility to meet our community’s needs with revamped programming.

Hemophilia of Georgia

Hemophilia of Georgia has stood with us for over three decades, playing an early role in distributing donated factor via the WFH Humanitarian Aid program. Our relationship has deepened over the years as they continued to support this program and came on board as a founding Chapter Challenge champion in 2016. Their belief in educating future leaders is clear in their investment in the Youth Leadership Workshops, which has led to the training of over 50 young adults. They also support workshops devoted to educating providers and patient leaders on how to collect and use data to advocate for better patient care. Their staff generously volunteer their time as trainers and as well as serving on various committees.

National Hemophilia Foundation

The National Hemophilia Foundation helps advance our mission on several fronts. They inspire others to follow their lead as a founding champion of the NHF Chapter Challenge. Their commitment to equality of access is demonstrated in their support of the Cornerstone Initiative, which lays the foundation for care in the world's most underserved regions, as well as programs that aim to raise awareness and improve care of women with bleeding disorders and those with von Willebrand disease. We also benefit from their steadfast engagement with various programs including the WFH Twinning Program and their individual leaders’ contribution to our leadership and committees.

Legacy Gift

Do you sometimes wish you could do more? A bequest is a simple way for you to make a significant gift without changing anything about your financial security and lifestyle today. Your legacy will sustain care for the generations to come.

Download these sample clauses to give to your legal advisor.

We understand if you prefer to remain anonymous, but we would be very honoured if you would let us know of your intentions so that we may thank you personally. We would also be happy to answer any questions you may have or give you additional information. Please contact Jennifer Laliberté at 514‑875‑7944 ext.2822 or [email protected].

Disclaimer

The information on the WFH USA website is provided for general information purposes only. The WFH USA does not engage in the practice of medicine and under no circumstances recommends particular treatment for specific individuals. For diagnosis or consultation on a specific medical problem, the WFH USA recommends that you contact your physician or local treatment centre. Before administering any products, the WFH USA urges patients to check dosages with a physician or hemophilia centre staff, and to consult the pharmaceutical company’s printed instructions.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, the WFH USA does not guarantee the information is accurate, and is not responsible in any way whatsoever for damages arising out of the use of this website or any of the information contained herein.

Messages posted to WFH USA discussion forums, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms do not represent the opinions of the World Federation of Hemophilia, its staff, or Board of Directors. The author of a message is solely responsibility for its content. Information posted on WFH USA social networks and platforms should never be a substitute for individualized professional medical advice, even when the author has medical qualifications or is considered an authority. Information posted to a discussion group should not be used to diagnose or treat a specific health problem without consulting a qualified healthcare professional. The WFH USA recommends that you contact your physician or local treatment centre if you have any individual questions or concerns.

References and links to other websites or references to other organizations, products, services, or publications do not constitute endorsement or approval by the WFH USA. The WFH USA is not responsible and assumes no liability for the content of any linked websites.

Website privacy policy

The WFH USA does not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

Use of links

Throughout our website, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. When linking to the WFH USA, we request that you ensure that there are no associated connections for commercial purposes. Any official use of the name WFH USA or the use of its logo needs to be approved by the WFH USA. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Link request.”

Use of text and images

All information, photographs, graphics, and other material on this website are protected by copyright. While users of this website may use the content for personal, non-commercial use, none of the content of this website can be modified, translated, transferred or sold, copied, reproduced, published, or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the WFH USA. To view a copy of the WFH USA’s permissions guidelines, click here.

The WFH USA encourages the dissemination of its information and welcomes proposals on the reprinting, redistribution, and translation of its materials. If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to [email protected].

Accessibility

If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at [email protected].

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our website provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form or via the communication they have received. You may, at all times, choose to receive which communications within the organization you can receive or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us via another online form.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at [email protected].

Fraud alert

Unauthorized solicitations – Warning

The WFH USA has been made aware of various correspondences—circulated via e-mail and telephone—coming from individuals impersonating WFH USA staff or falsely stating that they are associated with the WFH USA. These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money using the name of someone affiliated with the WFH USA, are fraudulent and come from outside of our organization.

If you receive a suspicious solicitation, exercise extreme caution. In the case of an email, look at the email address to see if it looks suspicious (for example, all WFH USA emails come from @wfhusa.org or @wfh.org).

We are asking you to remain vigilant, and if you have any doubts about the correspondence, please forward the email to the WFH USA at [email protected] or call 1-877-417-7944.

Light it Up Red landmarks

Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina Planetario
La Torre Monumental
Monumento Plaza Congreso
Palacio Lezama

If you’re aware of a landmark that is lighting up red for World Hemophilia Day 2022 that is not on this list, please forward the official confirmation from the landmark to [email protected] to have it added to the list. 

International Award for Outstanding Service - Recipients

WFH President's Award - Recipients

WBDR data sets

WBDR Minimal Data Set

The WBDR Minimal Data Set (MDS) is a set of data on demographics, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment which are collected on patients participating in the WBDR.

WBDR Extended Data Set

The WBDR Extended Data Set (EDS) is a larger set of data, with more details than the MDS, which includes questions on patient demographics, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and burden of disease. The EDS can be used by hemophilia treatment centers to collect data on patients participating in the WBDR. The WBDR Extended Data Set (EDS), was added to the database in March 2019.

International Healthcare Volunteer Award - Recipients

Previous years

2012 Piet de Kleijn
The Netherlands
2010 Dr. Mammen Chandy
India
2008 Dr. Man-Chiu Poon
Canada
2006 Dr. Norma de Bosch
Venezuela
2004 Dr. Parttraporn Insarangkura
Thailand

Dr. Carol K. Kasper
United States

Twins of the Year Awards

2020 Aluva (India) – Newcastle (UK)
2019 Yogyakarta / Solo (Indonesia) – Utrecht (Netherlands)
2018 Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – Brussels (Belgium)
2017 Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) – Buenos Aires (Argentina)
2016 Kampala (Uganda) – London (UK)
2015 Varna (Bulgaria) – Bonn (Germany)
2014 Arequipa (Peru) – Los Angeles (USA)
2013 Davangere (India) – Liverpool (UK)
Ludhiana (India) – Detroit (USA)
2012 Hanoi (Vietnam) – Melbourne (Australia)
2011 Manado (Indonesia) – Utrecht (Netherlands)
2010 Delhi (India) – Winnipeg (Canada)
Yaoundé (Cameroon) – Geneva (Switzerland)
2009 Chisinau (Moldova) – Warsaw (Poland)
Colombo (Sri Lanka) – Vellore (India)
2008 Gaborone (Botswana) – Philadelphia (USA)
2007 Vientiane (Laos) – Brest (France)
Damascus (Syria) – Montpellier (France)
2006 Lima (Peru) – Fort Worth (USA)
2005 Yerevan (Armenia) – Minneapolis (USA)
Casablanca (Morocco) – Caen (France)
2004 Beirut (Lebanon) – Geneva (Switzerland)
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – Caracas (Venezuela)
2003 Cairo (Egypt) – Knoxville (USA)
2002 Moscow (Russia) – Liverpool (UK)
Panama – Valencia (Spain)
2001 Bangalore (India) – St. Louis (USA)
2000 Pune (India) – Bradford (UK)
1999 Montevideo (Uruguay) – Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Tianjin (China) – Calgary (Canada)
1998 Plovdiv (Bulgaria) – Bonn (Germany)
1997 Bogota (Colombia) – Los Angeles (USA)
Tartu (Estonia) – Stockholm (Sweden)
1996 Timisoara (Romania) – Munich (Germany)
Riga (Latvia) – Munster (Germany)
1995 Klaipeda (Lithuania) – Malmo (Sweden)
1994 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Tel Hashomer (Israel)

Pietrogrande Prize

2021 Axel Seuser
Germany
2019 Dr. Adolfo Llinás
Colombia
2017 Pamela Hilliard
Canada
2015 Kathy Mulder
Canada
2013 James Luck
United States
2012 Piet de Kleijn
The Netherlands
2011 Dr. Lily Heijnen
The Netherlands
2010 Dr. Horacio Caviglia
Argentina
2009 Jerome D. Wiedel
United States
2008 Dr. Federico Fernández-Palazzi
Venezuela
2007 Michael Heim
Israel
2006 Brenda Buzzard
United Kingdom
2005 Dr. Marvin Gilbert
United States

Henri Horoszowski Award

2021 Baolai Hua
Yangzhou College, Xuzhou Medical University
The effects of intra-articular injection of TNF-alpha Antagonists in treatment of haemophilic synovitis
2019 Maarten Eerdekens
Belgium
Association between multi-segment foot kinetics and blood induced joint damage in adult patients with hemophilic ankle arthropathy
2017 Fabio Souza
Brazil
Decrease in joint inflammation, swelling and pain after a swimming protocol in animal model of experimental-induced hemarthrosis
2015 SM Javd Mortazavi
Iran
Bilateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with hemophilia: A safe and cost-effective procedure
2013 Lize F.D. van Vulpen
United States
A fusion protein of IL4 and IL10, is equally effective in protecting cartilage from blood-induced damage compared to the individual components
2012 Horacio Caviglia
Argentina
Pseudotumor Surgery in Haemophilia A patients: Comparitive results between inhibitor and non-inhibitor patients
2011 Nick Goddard
United Kingdom and
Monique van Meegeren
The Netherlands
Early onset administration of IL-4 and IL-10 prevents blood-induced cartilage damage in vitro
2010 Lydia Abad-Franch
Spain
Influence of an Aquatic Training Protocol on the Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in a Hemophiliac
2009 Sebastien Lobet
Belgium
Impact of Hemophilia Ankle Arthropathy on Gait Disability: Analysis of Energetic and Mechanical Variables
2008 Jose Alberto Tlacuilo-Parra
Mexico
Bone Turnover Markers and Bone Mineral Density in Children with Hemophilia
2007 Natalie Jansen
The Netherlands
Protective Abilities of Interleukin-10 in Blood-induced Cartilage Damage
2006 Axel Seuser and E. Kusch
Germany
Multi-Center Study of Orthopedic Outcome of the Lower Extremities in 249 Children with Hemophilia
2005 Frank van Genderen, Nico van Meeteren, Lily Heijnen, Piet de Kleijn, Marijke van den Berg, Paul Helders
The Netherlands
The Hemophilia Activities List: Final development and validation of a hemophilic-specific self-assessment questionnaire on functional abilities
2004 Goris Roosendaal, Zalima N Jahangier, Kim MG Jacobs, Johannes WJ Bijlsma, Floris PJG Lafeber
The Netherlands
Radiosynoviorthesis using YTTRIUM-90 results in adverse direct effects on cartilage: a human in vitro study
2003 Axel Seuser, Thomas Wallny, Günter Schumpe, Elmar Trunz, Hans-Hermann Brackman
Germany
How to advise young haemophiliacs to find the right sport? A new and safe algorithm
2002 James Luck, Jr. and Mauricio Silva
United States
Long-Term Review of Total Knee Arthroplasty
2001 Federico Fernández-Palazzi
Venezuela
Oxytetracycline Chlorohydrate: A new material for chemical synovial orthoses
2000 Horacio Caviglia
Argentina
Pseudotumours
1999 William J. Ribbans and J.L. Hicks
United Kingdom
Communication and Co-operation for the New Millennium – The Future of the Musculoskeletal Committee in the 21st Century
1998 Adolfo Llinas, Mauricio Silva, Monica Duarte, Gonzalo Ucros, Graciela Perini, Angela Maria Cerquera, Andres Forero
Colombia
Chromic phosphate synoviorthesis without age restriction should be the first treatment option for chronic active hemophilic synovitis

International Frank Schnabel Volunteer Award - Recipients

Previous years

2012Martha Patricia Monteros Rincon
Mexico
2010Antonia Luque de Garrido
Venezuela
2008Jean Michel Bouchez
France
2006Yuri Zhulyov
Russia
2004Ashok Verma
India

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Quality of life scale

The outcomes of interest collected in the WBDR include demographic characteristics, clinical and treatment-related outcomes, burden of disease outcomes, and quality of life. The quality of life scale, EQ-5D-5L, is part of the WBDR extended data set. It is available in more than 130 languages and in different modes of administration.

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Functional Scales

The outcomes of interest collected by the WBDR include demographic characteristics, clinical and treatment-related outcomes, burden of disease outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes.

The WBDR includes five functional scales as part of its extended data set:

Our history

The WFH was established in 1963 by Frank Schnabel, a Canadian businessman born with severe hemophilia A. He believed that patient organizations could be much more effective—and do more to represent the interests of people living with bleeding disorders—if they worked together. The first WFH Congress was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 25, 1963, and was attended by representatives from 12 countries. Now, the WFH and our global network of national member organizations (NMOs) represent the interests of people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders in 147 nations.