Ireland goes Red for World Haemophilia Day, 17th April
Did you know that Ireland has become the first EU country where every person with Haemophilia has access to the most advanced Haemophilia treatments?
This year, on World Haemophilia Day, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) is focusing on reaching out and identifying new members of the bleeding disorders community.
World Haemophilia Day is an international awareness day for haemophilia and other bleeding disorders, held each year on April 17. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of all bleeding disorders and encourage improvements in the lives of people with Haemophilia.]
What’s happening in Ireland?
Some of Dublin’s most iconic buildings are going red to mark the day, including Liberty Hall, Convention Centre, Mansion House, Smithfield Square, St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, City Hall, National Concert Hall, Civic Offices at Wood Quay, CHQ Building. While in Cork both City Hall and Capital Building will be going red too.
Supported by the HSE, the Irish Haemophilia Society and the National Haemophilia Council work together to improve the life of persons with Haemophilia and to raise awareness of bleeding disorders in Ireland. To mark World Haemophilia Day in Ireland, the Irish Haemophilia Society (IHS) is supporting a range of activities and event across Ireland, including a joint symposium between the IHS and the Royal College of Surgeons symposium called: “Haemophilia – The Future is Now – New Approaches to an Ancient Condition”.
There are 3 Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centres in Ireland and a Treatment Centre in University Hospital Galway.
The 3 Comprehensive Care Centres are based in:
- The National Coagulation Centre, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
- Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin
- Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork
For further information regarding Haemophilia you can contact:
- Irish Haemophilia Society: haemophilia.ie
- National Haemophilia Council: nationalhaemophiliacouncil.ie
- Gráinne Leach, Chief Officer, HSE’s National Haemophilia Council. Tel 01 6201708 email: firstname.lastname@example.org