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WFH Humanitarian Aid Program

The lack of access to care and treatment in developing countries is an urgent and important public health challenge, as the cost of products to treat is prohibitively expensive for the majority of those affected with a bleeding disorder. The WFH is leading the effort to change this lack of access in developing countries by providing consistent and predictable access to treatment for all.

Since the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program was created in 1996:
322,000,000+ 90 100,000+
IUs DISTRIBUTED COUNTRIES REACHED PEOPLE HELPED

In 2015, the WFH donated 52,829,145 international units (IUs) of clotting factor to 63 countries.
 

An increasing number of partners within the global bleeding disorders community have accepted the challenge of providing a sustainable and predictable supply of donated products. Through the donation by Biogen and Sobi of over 500 million IUs within five years, the three year commitment from Grifols for 20 million IUs per year, and the three year agreement with CSL Behring for a total of 10 million IUs, there will now be a more predictable and sustainable flow of humanitarian aid donations to the global community. In addition, the continued efforts of the Canadian Blood Services, Biotest, and Grifols with Project Recovery, and the work by the Italian National Blood Services through Project Wish, allow for the manufacturing of clotting factor concentrates from previously discarded cryopaste which provide treatment products to countries most in need. These commitments will contribute to the further expansion of the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program.

With increased multi-year donations and a steady flow of treatment products to the WFH network, it will be possible for people with bleeding disorders in the developing world have continued access to treatment for emergency situations, acute bleeds, corrective surgeries, and also prophylaxis for young children.

The WFH Humanitarian Aid Program also provides a range of integrated care development training programs to ensure the local infrastructure and medical expertise are available to optimize and appropriately use donated products.

How the program works


Latest news on the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program  

The WFH talks to members of our global bleeding disorders community about the impact of, and the need for, the Humanitarian Aid Program during the 2016 World Congress. 


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For more information about WFH humanitarian aid, contact us at humanitarianaid@wfh.org.

Charitable solicitations for the common purposes of WFH and WFH USA within the U.S. are conducted through WFH USA, a 501(c)3 affiliated entity.


Updated March 2017