On 17th April every year worldwide, World Haemophilia Day is celebrated to raise understanding and awareness of this genetic disorder and other linked bleeding disorders.
Hemophilia is a "rare disorder" in which "blood doesn't clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins." The day, dedicated to people living with haemophilia, is observed to raise awareness and create a better future for them.
It is celebrated to raise awareness about the disease Haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.
World Haemophilia Day was started by the World Federation of Haemophilia in 1989 and 17 April, was chosen to celebrate it in honour of the founder of World Federation Haemophilia Frank Schnabel's birthday.
The theme for the year 2021 World Hemophilia Day is 'Adapting to Change, sustaining care in a new world.'
The worldwide incidence of hemophilia A is approximately 1 case per 5000 males, with approximately one third of affected individuals not having a family history of the disorder.