World Haemophilia Day message from Haemophilia Scotland CEO, Dan Farthing
April 17 is World Haemophilia Day!
The theme for this year is “Get+Involved” to encourage the bleeding disorders community to help increase the awareness of inherited bleeding disorders and advocate for accessible and adequate care everywhere in the world. In previous years, we would have marked the day by gathering together for our AGM. However, due to COVID-19, we are unable to get together so we mark the day from our homes.
At this time, we have been liaising closely with haemophilia centres, home delivery and other critical points of contact across Scotland to ensure you are still able to receive the best possible care throughout this crisis. We are relaying any new information relating to COVID-19 and bleeding disorders to you on our dedicated page on our website and through our weekly update emails.
So, this World Haemophilia Day is quite a bit different to previous years as we mark it from the isolation of our own homes. You are not alone. We stand shoulder to shoulder, albeit remotely, with our bleeding disorders family across Scotland, the UK and the world.
One idea to raise awareness of bleeding disorders this World Haemophilia Day is by wearing red and posting a picture of you on social media to let all your family and friends know! If you’re a member, feel free to share your photos in our members’ group on Facebook.
Whatever way you choose to mark the day, we wish you good health! Stay safe and please feel free to contact us if you would like to chat.