April 17 World Hemophilia Day

Image: Equitable access for all: recognizing all bleeding disorders, WFH homepage

Bleeding disorders can affect people's quality of life and threaten their health. We raise awareness about various bleeding disorders - Von Willebrand, hemophilia, factor VII deficiency, etc.

Bleeding disorders affect not only the patients, but also their loved ones and the wider community. Bleeding disorders can cause repeated and heavy bleeding from even minor injuries or procedures, which can lead to serious health problems, including anemia or joint bleeding. In addition, bleeding disorders can cause chronic pain, disability, and psychological distress.

So it is important that people pay more attention to bleeding disorders for several reasons:

  • Many people may not be aware of bleeding disorders, their symptoms or treatment options. Outreach and awareness raising can help with early detection and treatment of bleeding disorders and reduce their associated risks.
    The earlier bleeding disorders are diagnosed and treated, the better the outcomes. Early intervention can reduce the risk of complications and improve patients' quality of life.
  • People with bleeding disorders may need special support and understanding, both medically and socially. Greater awareness and understanding of these illnesses can help them better understand themselves and find the support they need.
  • In summary, it can be said that paying attention to bleeding disorders is an important step towards better health and well-being on both an individual and societal level. Only through awareness, early diagnosis and adequate support can people with bleeding disorders live a fulfilling life.

Today, April 17, on Hemophilia Day, we would like to thank the hospitals of our treatment center, Northern Estonia Regional Hospital, Tallinn Children's Hospital, Tartu University Clinic, as well as other hospitals, Kuressaare Hospital, Rapla Hospital and Pärnu Hospital.
We would also like to pay attention and thank the institutions that are turning red today to celebrate World Hemophilia Day with us. TV tower, Freedom Square, Tartu arch bridge... if you notice institutions painted red somewhere, please let us know with a photo.
Special thanks also to the Ministries common building, which could not be painted red today, but for our day, it shares information about bleeding disorders and raises awareness among people.

Lets all notice people with bleeding disorders around us together!


Information material for today
Estonian Hemophilia Association poster
Info in the common building of the Ministries
Congenital study of the quality of life of persons with bleeding disorders

Posts on social media and from partners
- Novo Nordisk

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