World Hemophilia Day (17/04)

Every year on April 17, many countries join the action of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and celebrate World Hemophilia Day or World Hemophilia Day.

The overall goal of the ongoing activities is to draw public attention to the problems of hemophilia and do everything possible to improve the quality of medical care provided to patients with this incurable genetic disease.

The date itself, April 17, is dedicated to the birthday of WFH founder Frank Schneibel and has been celebrated since 1989 in many countries around the world. And hemophilia - blood incoagulability - is one of the most severe genetic diseases caused by the congenital absence of coagulation factors VIII and IX in the blood.