WFH Humanitarian Aid Program 

How It Works

For many developing countries, product donations are often the only source of treatment product for people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) receives requests, many urgent in nature, from our National Member Organizations (NMOs) and from recognized Hemophilia Treatment Centres (HTCs) around the world. The WFH also channels treatment products to support our healthcare development programs such as the Global Alliance for Progress (GAP), Twinning, and Country Programs.

Countries to qualify for donations generally need to have a per capita use of clotting factor concentrate of less than one international unit (IU). To ensure proper usage, donations are only sent to registered HTCs or to WFH NMOs, who have signed an agreement and / or MoU with the WFH Humanitarian Aid Department. With supporting documentation from the WFH, the recipient treatment centre or NMO will work together with their local authorities to obtain the necessary import licensing needed to allow the donation to be custom cleared and delivered in a timely manner.

Once all of the relevant documentation has been prepared, the donations are packaged and shipped by RX Crossroads (our distribution facility in Kentucky, U.S.A.), or Gerinnungs Zentrum Rhein-Ruhr (GZRR) (Germany), or Hemophilia of Georgia (HOG) Pharmacy (Georgia, U.S.A.) or De Jong Special Services (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Utilization reports are crucial for the Humanitarian Aid Department to understand the true need for donations and to improve efficiency of their distribution. Therefore, we have created an online database to facilitate reporting and processing of submitted reports.

For more information about the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program, contact us at [email protected].