World Hemophilia Day 2021 | April 17

World Hemophilia Day is an international awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. It is held annually on April 17, date of the birthday of Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia.

Since 1989, World Hemophilia Day is the day the whole bleeding disorders community comes together to celebrate the continuous advances in treatment while raising awareness and bringing understanding and attention to the issues related to proper care to the wider public.

Our Stories

Share your story! Discover personal stories and pictures from around the world about how bleeding disorders have affected people and their loved ones, and tell your own story to inspire and uplift others.

Lighting it up red

Each year numerous global landmarks Light it Up Red on World Hemophilia Day to help bring attention to those affected by inherited bleeding disorders.

Lighting Up Red
United States


You can help sustain care in our new world. A World Hemophilia Day gift is a simple action you can take today to bring a bright tomorrow.