Supported by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), hemophilia awareness day was first established in 1989. The date of 17th April was chosen to honor Frank Schnabel the founder of WFH, whose birthday falls on the same date.
Hemophilia is a condition in which bleeding is prolonged.
Hemophilia is a condition present from birth and is normally inherited; you can't 'catch' hemophilia or pass it onto others.
In some rare instances, hemophilia may develop later in life (typically affecting people in the 50+ age group).