Wellness

Celebrating the Success of World Hemophilia Day 2024

0Shares

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP), a national nonprofit organization for people with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders, proudly announces the success of its latest awareness campaign. Held at the Festival Mall, Alabang last April 13, 2024, World Hemophilia Day 2024 brought together about 250 patients, members, supporters, and advocates from across the country in a collective effort to raise awareness for those affected by hemophilia.

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP), hemophilia, blood condition, children with hemophilia, World Hemophilia Day 2024, health, children's health, diseases, family, bleeding disorders, Filipino children, Philippines, genetic, blood disorder, hemophilia care, hemophilia awareness

What is Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder that affects about 10,000 Filipinos. However, in the 2020 study conducted by the World Federation of Hemophilia, only around 1,600 cases have been diagnosed and registered.

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP), hemophilia, blood condition, children with hemophilia, World Hemophilia Day 2024, health, children's health, diseases, family, bleeding disorders, Filipino children, Philippines, genetic, blood disorder, hemophilia care, hemophilia awareness

Through educational discussions led by HAP’s medical advisors from the Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Philippine General Hospital, attendees, mall goers, and Facebook live spectators learned more about hemophilia care in the present age. The gathering also highlighted testimonies of how HAP’s partnerships with other organizations created opportunities and positive impact to improve the quality of life of persons with bleeding disorders.

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP), hemophilia, blood condition, children with hemophilia, World Hemophilia Day 2024, health, children's health, diseases, family, bleeding disorders, Filipino children, Philippines, genetic, blood disorder, hemophilia care, hemophilia awareness

This event also strengthened our efforts to call forth the attention of the Philippine government to hasten the passage of the Bleeding Disorders Standard of Care Bills that have been pending in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The generosity and compassion displayed by the guest speakers, advocates, and performers including Peter Harbinson a renowned Australian Opera Singer, underscored the importance of coming together to increase awareness and provide opportunities for individuals living with bleeding disorders to lead better lives.

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP), hemophilia, blood condition, children with hemophilia, World Hemophilia Day 2024, health, children's health, diseases, family, bleeding disorders, Filipino children, Philippines, genetic, blood disorder, hemophilia care, hemophilia awareness

Volunteerism for World Hemophilia Day 2024 in the Philippines

HAP successfully commemorated World Hemophilia Day thanks to the commitment of its volunteers, donors, as well as foreign and local partners including Festival Mall-Alabang, Save One Life, Project Share, Virtualahan, Jollibee, and the media sponsorship by Inquirer.net, Cebu Daily News Digital, Pop!, Preen.ph and Be An Inquirer. 

The funds raised through donations and merchandise sold will directly support HAP’s initiatives to make information accessible and comprehensive care available at the grassroots level.

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP), hemophilia, blood condition, children with hemophilia, World Hemophilia Day 2024, health, children's health, diseases, family, bleeding disorders, Filipino children, Philippines, genetic, blood disorder, hemophilia care, hemophilia awareness

“We are overwhelmed by the incredible support we received during this event,” said Andrea Trinidad, HAP’s President. “Every donation, every step taken, and every conversation had a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by hemophilia. Together, we are making a difference and providing hope for a brighter future.”

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP), hemophilia, blood condition, children with hemophilia, World Hemophilia Day 2024, health, children's health, diseases, family, bleeding disorders, Filipino children, Philippines, genetic, blood disorder, hemophilia care, hemophilia awareness

HAP extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who participated, donated, and supported the event. Your generosity and commitment to our cause are invaluable, and together, we are creating a world where individuals with hemophilia can live healthier, happier lives.

For more information about Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines and how you can continue to support our mission, please visit hemophilia.ph or contact our Executive Director Ms. France Alviz at 09955505315.

About HAP

Hemophilia Advocates-Philippines (HAP) is a non-profit organization of persons with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders, family members and advocates founded on September 17, 2016. We receive humanitarian donations of blood-clotting medicine from non-profit organizations abroad and distribute these to patients for free.We are committed to advocating for Filipinos with hemophilia and related disorders as we strive to provide Equal treatment for all regardless of economic status, type of bleeding disorder, organizational affiliation and location.

Please follow and like us:
0Shares

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *