World Haemophilia Day 2021

It’s World Haemophilia Day on the 17th of April and the theme this year is “Adapting to change: Sustaining care in a new world.”

World Hemophilia Day is about bringing the global bleeding disorders community together. With the COVID-19 pandemic having a major impact on people with a bleeding disorder, that objective has never been more important. The world has changed greatly over the last year, but one thing hasn’t: we are still in this together. 

We’ve had to adapt and change some of our events and projects over the past 12 months because of the pandemic so that means the way we’d normally celebrate World Haemophilia Day is changing. To make the day accessible for all, we’ve added some ways you can take part below.

How can I get involved?

It’s easy to take part! We encourage you to spread the word to your family and friends to get them involved, too, to help spread the word. There are numerous ways you can all participate:

  1. Add our frame to your Facebook profile picture
  2. Make a donation and encourage your friends and family to donate, too. All proceeds will go towards our efforts to support, inform and advocate for Scotland’s bleeding disorders community.
  3. Sign up to our World Haemophilia Day, “Central Belter” challenge. More about the challenge below.

Central Belter Challenge

We’re hosting a fun virtual challenge to mark World Haemophilia Day 2021. Using the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal we have established a 100k route linking Scotland’s two adult Comprehensive Care Centres. You’re invited to pledge kilometres whether it be a walk, run, cycle, canoe, pogo-stick etc in your local area on World Haemophilia Day so that, collectively, our community makes the 100k trip.

Spread the word and get your friends and family joining in as well so we can raise as much awareness as possible. We’ll send out fundraising packs so you can help raise funds as well as awareness for the day! We’ll be in touch after you register to discuss how many km you are able to pledge.

Register for the Central Belter now!

This event has been sponsored by Novo Nordisk including running costs and materials.