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Data collection

Our research and data collection efforts are brought together under the WFH Research and Data Collection Program, which includes the Annual Global Survey, the World Bleeding Disorders Registry, the Gene Therapy Registry, and their accompanying education and capacity building programs. Our objective is to provide national member organizations (NMOs) and hemophilia treatment centres (HTCs) with the tools to increase their capacity, the framework to collect data on people with bleeding disorders, and the education and training to use that data to conduct research and advocate for better care.

ANNUAL GLOBAL SURVEY

The Annual Global Survey is a yearly cross-sectional survey of WFH national member organizations (NMOs) that includes country-level demographic and treatment-related data on people with hemophilia (PWH), von Willebrand disease (VWD), rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders.

Data Collection for the Annual Global Survey 2021 has officially begun! We are now collecting data for 2021 Annual Global Survey. For any questions or comments regarding the 2021 Annual Global Survey, please email [email protected].

Important Dates
Data submission deadlineMay 31
Data and Demographics Committee preliminary reviewJuly
Final validaton of country dataJuly 30
Publication of the Report on the Annual Global SurveyOctober

Report on the WFH Annual Global Survey 2020

In the report on the Annual Global Survey 2020, there were a total of 120 data respondents who provided demographic and treatment information on PWH. This report illustrates that globally over time, there have been over 393,000 PWBD identified and reported. Furthermore, new tables have been added to show the number of patients being treated with FVIIIa and FEIBA, as well as products used to treat VWD. The WFH is appreciative of all the efforts our national member organizations (NMOs) made in gathering this important data.

Please credit the WFH when Annual Global Survey data are used in presentations, publications, or other research material. We encourage researchers to contact us when they use WFH Annual Global Survey data. Any questions or comments related to the survey can be addressed to [email protected].

The WFH has developed interactive and informative visualizations to summarize Annual Global Survey data. This system allows for easier and faster analysis and report creation. View and download graphs of Annual Global Survey data using our new system.

For more information, contact [email protected].

The WFH Annual Global Survey mini reports are advocacy tools that provide more in-depth perspective and context to Annual Global Survey data.

WORLD BLEEDING DISORDERS REGISTRY

The WBDR is the only global registry collecting standardized clinical data on people with hemophilia (PWH). The WBDR provides a web-based data entry platform to a large network of participating hemophilia treatment centres (HTCs) to collect and manage their data. WBDR data are invaluable for evidence-based advocacy, research, and improving clinical practice.

PARTICIPATE IN THE WBDR

The WBDR is a key data collection tool improving the provision of care for PWH around the world.

HTCs interested in participating in the WBDR need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have access to the internet to connect to the web-based data entry system
  • Have an identified person who can input confidential patient data in the registry
  • Be willing to enrol patients in the registry over the long-term and complete follow up questionnaires at each patient visit

If your HTC is interested in participating in the WBDR, please email us at [email protected]. The WFH will guide you through the process of obtaining ethics approval from your local institution or ministry of health.

Once HTCs have obtained ethics approval, the individual(s) who will be doing data entry must take a WBDR data entry training before they can start enrolling patients.

The International Data Integration Program helps to combine resources from existing hemophilia registries and maximize the utility of data that currently exist by facilitating data transfer from existing patient registries to the WBDR. The program is available to interested countries who wish to join this global initiative by sharing their national data and having their data represented in the WBDR. Contact the WFH at [email protected] for more information.

Current program collaborations

  • Czech National Haemophilia Programme Registry (CNHPR): The CNHPR collects national data from eight pediatric and eight adult hemophilia treatment centres in the Czech Republic. As part of a proof-of-concept study, a de-identified minimal set of data from the 2018 CNHPR data were imported into the WBDR. Starting in 2019, and following the success of the first import, data on genetic testing, the Hemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS), comorbidities, and hospitalizations were added to the imported dataset. Data from CNHPR continue to be annually updated in the WBDR.
  • Hereditary Bleeding Disorders Registry (HBDR) of the Thai Society of Hematology: In 2021, the HBDR of the Thai Society of Hematology (TSH) collaborated with the WBDR to integrate their 2020 and 2021 data in the global registry. As a result of the cooperative work between the HBDR of the TSH and the WBDR, the minimum and extended data sets of 300 people with hemophilia A and B have been transferred to the WBDR as part of the latest import. More detailed information of data transfer from the HBDR to the WBDR can be obtained here (in English only).

Participating in the WBDR allows PWH to play an active role in building this important resource and improving the future of global hemophilia care. If you are a PWH, or a caregiver of a PWH, and are interested in enrolling in the WBDR, please contact your HTC and inquire about their participation in the WBDR.

WBDR DATA

The WBDR database was developed through a collaboration between the WFH, the Karolinska Institute, and Health Solutions.

The WBDR was launched in 2018 with a minimal data set, and an extended data set was added to the database in March 2019. Additionally, the WBDR includes five functional scales and a quality of life scale. 

All patient information stored in the WBDR is de-identified and confidential. The data policy guidelines of Health Solutions adhere to both the CE-mark (Conformité Européenne) and the U.K. IGSoC (Information Governance Statement of Compliance) standards, and are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The WBDR 2021 Data Report includes demographic and clinical data on more than 9,000 patients from 104 HTCs and 37 countries. Please credit the WFH when WBDR data are used in presentations, publications, or other research materials.

Previous reports:

HTC SUPPORT

The WFH offers three WBDR programs to help HTCs collect quality data and conduct research studies using WBDR data.

The WBDR offers a comprehensive Data Quality Accreditation (DQA) Program. The Program includes a robust data cleaning and validation process that is used to enhance the data completeness, accuracy, and consistency. The WBDR data quality team works with all HTCs, providing training and feedback on the quality of collected data.

WBDR Data Quality Levels

The WBDR Research Support Program (RSP) is designed to motivate and support WBDR HTCs to collect, analyze, and use their WBDR data. The goal is to encourage countries with limited data collection experience to participate in the WBDR and use their data for research and advocacy.

The WBDR HTC Funding Program (HFP) is designed to provide funds to support data collection activities at WBDR HTCs in low and lower-middle income countries. The Program aims to help HTCs improve patient enrolment and improve the quality and completeness of entered data.

For more information on data entry in the WBDR, participating HTCs are invited to consult the documents below.

FAQ

If you have any questions, we invite you to check the WBDR FAQs or contact us at: [email protected]

WBDR Research Support Program

Supports HTCs to analyse and use their WBDR data

WBDR HTC Funding Program

Provides funding for data entry activities at participating HTCs

WBDR 2021 Data Report

Annual Report summarizing demographic and clinical data from participating countries

THANK YOU

To each person with a bleeding disorder who has kindly agreed to share their data: thank you for helping improve the quality of care for people with bleeding disorders (PWBDs) around the world.

To each of the WBDR HTCs: thank you to all of the dedicated staff at participating HTCs who work hard to ensure that their data is meeting WBDR data quality standards.

The WFH thanks all of our sponsors for their generous financial support which allows us to continue to develop this important initiative. The WBDR is supported by funding from:

VISIONARY PARTNERS
COLLABORATING PARTNERS

GENE THERAPY REGISTRY

The Gene Therapy Registry (GTR) is a prospective, observational, and longitudinal registry designed to collect long-term data on people with hemophilia (PWH) who receive gene therapy.

Gene therapy is a new and evolving therapeutic modality for hemophilia. Clinical trials have established the efficacy of gene therapy in decreasing bleeding and use of hemostatic treatment for at least five to eight years post-infusion. However, many unresolved questions on the long-term safety, variability and durability of efficacy remain at the completion of initial clinical trial programs. Lifelong follow‐up of patients is crucial to monitor long-term safety and efficacy of gene therapy.

The primary objective of the GTR is to determine the long-term safety of factor VIII and factor IX gene therapies for PWH. Secondary objectives are to determine the long-term efficacy and the durability of factor VIII and factor IX gene therapies in PWH, and to assess long-term quality of life and burden of disease post gene-therapy infusion.

Data will be captured in the registry one of two ways:

  • Directly via participating hemophilia treatment centres (HTCs)
    • All HTCs that will be administering gene therapy for PWH will be invited to participate. HTCs that will be providing follow up visits for PWH who receive gene therapy will either be invited to participate, or the patient data collected at the follow up site will be sent to the HTC administering gene therapy for inclusion in the registry.
  • Through data transfer/linking from existing national hemophilia registries who meet specific criteria and can ensure the following:
    • Collection of the same/similar data fields as the WFH GTR core data set
    • Harmonization and standardization of terminology, particularly for adverse events
    • Patient consent for secondary uses of their data outside of the existing registry
    • Strict data quality management practices and high-quality data
    • Avoidance of duplication of PWH

 

If participation in the GTR is of interest to your HTC or to your country, please contact us at [email protected].

The GTR protocol synopsis is available here.

Data Quality Program
The WFH GTR will include a comprehensive data quality program, which will be applied to all WFH GTR data entered in the gene therapy registry. All data will be evaluated on the following data quality dimensions:

  • Completeness
  • Accuracy
  • Timeliness
  • Source document validation

THE GTR IS SUPPORTED BY FUNDING FROM:

FOUNDING VISIONARY PARTNERS
COLLABORATING PARTNERS

Did you know?

The Annual Global Survey is a yearly cross-sectional survey of NMOs that includes country-level demographic and treatment-related data on PWH, VWD, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders.

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].

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 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.

Relevant resources

Resources from the Global Policy and access summit 2021

Other Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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)

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

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.

WFH President's Award - Recipients

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

International Lifetime Achievement Award - Recipients

Previous years

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

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

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

Twins of the Year Awards

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
2010

Antonia Luque de Garrido
Venezuela

2008

Jean Michel Bouchez
France

2006

Yuri Zhulyov
Russia

2004

Ashok 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.

If you would like a different language, please email us at [email protected].

Other available languages include

Amharic
Arabic (Algeria, Morocco, UAE)
English (Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, and the Philippines)
French (Algeria, Belgium, and Morocco)
Hungarian
Malayalam
Nepali
Punjabi
Russian (Ukraine)

Serbian
Spanish (Argentina, Panama, Spain, and the U.S.A)
Swahili
Tagalog
Thai
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese

For more information, please visit: euroqol.org/eq-5d-instruments/eq-5d-5l-about.

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:

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.

Our vision and mission

Our vision of Treatment for All is for a world where all people with inherited bleeding disorders have access to care, regardless of their type of bleeding disorder, gender, or where they live. Our mission is to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders around the world.