This April, let’s celebrate our community and continue working towards a world where everyone—with hemophilia A or B, von Willebrand disease (VWD) or any other bleeding disorder—has access to diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive care.
At one time, when one said, ‘bleeding disorder’, people heard ‘male with hemophilia’. In the last few years, the world has started seeing that a bleeding disorder means much more. It’s hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease (VWD), and other conditions. It’s men, boys, women and girls. It’s the parents and the friends who support the person with a bleeding disorder. In short, ‘bleeding disorder’ means community—a community that deserves recognition, and one that needs our support. Please join us on April 17 to show the world that you care about equitable access for all.
—Cesar Garrido, WFH President
How to get involved
There are many ways you can help increase awareness of bleeding disorders in your community—and around the world. The 2024 World Hemophilia Day theme is just a guide, so you’re welcome to adapt it to your region and organization. We’ll be sharing a number of different options for getting involved soon on our World Hemophilia Day webpage and on the WFH News page.
You can find downloadable posters, banners, logos, and social media visuals on the World Hemophilia Day webpage. In the coming months, we’ll also be making an Advocacy Toolkit, a government letter template, and more campaign materials available—so be sure to check back often!
To learn more about World Hemophilia Day, please click here.
The WFH would like to thank our 2024 World Hemophilia Day sponsors for their continued support: Bayer, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Biotest, CSL Behring, F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., GC Pharma, Grifols, Kedrion, LFB S.A, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, Pfizer, Sanofi, Sobi, Spark Therapeutics, and Takeda.