World Hemophilia Day

World Hemophilia Day

Most people find it annoying to nick your finger while cutting tomatoes for a salad. We utter a few words, rinse the cut and apply a disinfectant. Then we move on with our lives.

This is true for, say, tripping or falling. Most people will just keep going regardless of the outcome. They won’t even notice the bruises that may occur. Hemophiliacs are a group that can put their lives at risk by seemingly minor injuries.

Hemophilia is a condition that affects around 400,000 people in the world. Many of these people aren’t aware of their condition and are not receiving the proper treatment. Hemophilia affects only a small proportion of the world’s population. This means that many people don’t realize how severe it is or how dangerous it can make their lives. This is why World Hemophilia Day was created.

Hemophilia was discovered for the first time in the 10th century when doctors began to pay more attention to patients who had suffered only minor injuries and were bleeding to death. It was known as Abulcasis at that time. It was difficult to properly research the condition due to limited technology at the time.

Many historical figures, including members of European royal families, are believed to have suffered from hemophilia. Aspirin was used to thin the blood, which in turn caused the hemophiliac’s symptoms to worsen.

In 1803, Dr. John Conrad Otto, Philadelphia, began to investigate hemophilia patients more thoroughly. He recognized it as a hereditary disease that was often passed on to males by their mothers who were healthy. Hemophilia was officially classified into two types in 1937: Type A and Type B. Although no cure has been found for hemophilia, it can be managed by regularly administering clotting factors to prevent spontaneous bleeding episodes.

The World Federation of Hemophilia created World Hemophilia Day in 1989. Its date, April 17th, is named in honor of Frank Schnabel, the founder of the organization. This day is intended to raise awareness of the disease and other bleeding disorders, as well as to raise funds for those who can’t afford treatment.

Every year, World Hemophilia Day is filled with educational programs and other events to raise awareness about the disease and those affected. You can make a donation to World Federation of Hemophilia if you cannot attend. This will help them fight this devastating condition, especially in the most remote parts of the globe. You could also visit the World Federation of Hemophilia Facebook page to share informationgraphics and help other Facebook users become better informed. Twitter is the same: follow the World Federation of Hemophilia and retweet any tweets related to this day. Although it may not seem like much, social media has proved to be extremely powerful in many instances, especially when it is about spreading the word about important causes. Even the smallest gestures can make all the difference.


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