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LET’S MAKE HISTORY!
JOIN NHF’S THUNDERCLAP TODAY SO WE CAN REACH500,000
PEOPLE ON APRIL 17, WORLD HEMOPHILIA
What is the Red Tie Challenge?
A movement created by the bleeding
disorders community and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) to start a
conversation about inheritable bleeding disorders and support
the global bleeding disorders community.
What are inheritable bleeding disorders?
Hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and
rare factor deficiencies—all of which prevent the blood from clotting normally—can
result in extended bleeding after injury, surgery, or
trauma, and can be fatal if not treated effectively.
Why the red tie?
Because it symbolizes the blood ties
that bind over 3 million Americans to our community.
What is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month?
Our community, led by NHF, worked
with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to have each March recognized as Bleeding
Disorders Awareness Month so that we can: take these disorders—which affect
millions—out of the shadows and into the light, alongside other chronic
diseases; and raise funds for research and advocacy. March 2016 was the first-ever Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month!
Why should I take the Challenge?
To support our community and let us know
we are not alone in the fight against inheritable bleeding disorders.
How do I take the Challenge?
Accept the challenge and get a red tie.
Get creative and show how you wear that tie!
Record your best tie look, pledge to support the bleeding disorders community, and challenge a few friends.
LET’S MAKE HISTORY! JOIN NHF’S THUNDERCLAP TODAY SO WE REACH 500,000 PEOPLE ON APRIL 17, WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY!
March 31, 2016
NHF’s Red Tie Challenge Thunderclap began on March 1—the first day of
the first-ever observance of Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month—and concludes
on April 17—World Hemophilia Day 2016.
The purpose of World Hemophilia Day is to raise awareness around the
world about hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. According to the
day’s sponsor, the World Federation of Hemophilia, globally 1 in 1,000
individuals has a bleeding disorder. However, most of these individuals are
not diagnosed and do not receive treatment.
NHF joins the World Federation of Hemophilia in its vision for a world
in which everyone with a bleeding disorder has access to treatment.
NHF is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Established in 1948, NHF has 51 chapters throughout the country. Learn more about NHF at www.hemophilia.org.
By joining our Thunderclap and taking the Red Tie Challenge, you show us that we are not alone in the fight against inheritable bleeding disorders.