World Hemophilia Day
The general aim of the Day’s events is to raise public awareness to hemophilia, improve medical standards in the treatment of this incurable genetic disease. Hemophilia is a condition in which bleeding is prolonged. Hemophilia is a condition present from birth and is normally inherited and is caused by the absence in blood of clotting factors VIII & IX. Thanks to the efforts of scientists and doctors working for the World Health Organisation, the World Federation of Hemophilia, and the Hemophilia Community the hemophilia diagnosis has ceased to be akin a death sentence.