In 1986, President Ronald Reagan designated the month of March as Hemophilia Awareness Month to bring awareness and attention to those living with that bleeding disorder.
For many years we recognized March as Hemophilia Awareness Month. As time went on, we realized the need to recognize all bleeding disorders. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recognized March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month to be inclusive of all bleeding disorders, not just hemophilia.
Thank you National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) for your work to make this happen.
Around the United States bleeding disorder chapters work to have March proclaimed Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month through their legislative bodies, individuals tell their stories and our national organizations promote awareness through education and actions.