WFH Humanitarian Aid Program: How it works

Requests for help

For many developing countries, product donations are often the only source of treatment product for patients 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 GAP, Twinning, and Country Programs.


Countries that qualify for donations generally have a per capita use of clotting factor concentrate of less than one IU. To ensure proper usage, donations are only sent to registered HTCs or to WFH NMOs. With supporting documentation from the WFH, the recipient treatment centre or NMO will work together with their local authorities to obtain the necessary licensing needed to allow the donation to be imported into the country in a timely manner.


Once all of the relevant documentation has been prepared, the donations are packaged and shipped by either RX Crossroads (our distribution facility in Kentucky, U.S.A.), The Alliance Pharmacy (New York, U.S.A.), or by Gerinnungs Zentrum Rhein-Ruhr (Germany).


WFH Humanitarian Aid Policy

Updated June 2017