Supported by the World Federation of Hemophilia, Hemophilia Awareness Day was first established in 1989. It is observed on April 17. As with many other awareness campaigns, a simple but effective slogan is used to help raise awareness for the issues concerned. The slogan for World Hemophilia Day is 'Close The Gap', which reflects the difference in treatments available to people living in different parts of the world. 'Close The Gap', is an apt phrase; when blood clots, a 'gap' is closed which stops bleeding.
Unfortunately, there are many people in the world who receive poor treatment or no treatment at all for hemophilia and related bleeding disorders. According to the World Federation of Hemophilia, about 1 in every 1000 people has a bleeding disorder, and many are left untreated. The aim of World Hemophilia Day is to raise awareness about hemophilia and increase the availability of treatments for this condition around the world.
Hemophilia Awareness Day Sponsor: World Federation of Hemophilia