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Bayer HealthCare Marks 20th Anniversary of World Hemophilia Day With Euro 250,000 Contribution to the World Federation of Hemophilia
Date:4/17/2009

BERKELEY, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the 20th anniversary of World Hemophilia Day, Bayer HealthCare reaffirmed its commitment to the global hemophilia community by pledging euro 250,000 to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). To mark this milestone, Bayer employees around the world will engage in activities to support the mission of this annual event - to increase awareness of and promote support for the needs of people living with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

Bayer's annual contribution has helped support the WFH's treatment, care and education initiatives, including the Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) initiative, a program to increase the proper diagnosis and treatment of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, and the International Hemophilia Nursing Fellowship Program, which provides hemophilia education and training to nurses in developing countries. Bayer is the sole sponsor of this Nursing Fellowship Program.

"The hemophilia community has seen considerable strides in diagnosis, treatment and care, since the first WHD was celebrated in 1989," said Mark Skinner, World Federation of Hemophilia president. "That momentum continues today with the establishment of new hemophilia treatment centers - which seek to address every aspect of patients' lives, including their physical, emotional and psychological well-being -- and the development of new therapies. With the ongoing support of our partners, like Bayer, we are improving care for people with bleeding disorders around the world and achieving our vision of 'Treatment For All.' "

Reflecting Bayer's commitment to the hemophilia community, employees around the world will engage in World Hemophilia Day activities under the theme "Love.Learn.Live." Through their commitment and action, hemophilia patients are better able to live the lives they choose.

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