Jo Eerens is a patient with mild haemophilia. Born in 1954 in Brussels, Belgium, he has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in theology, with studies completed in Munich, Germany and Rome, Italy, respectively.
Jo became deeply involved in the international haemophilia community in 2007 when he joined the Belgian haemophilia society as Director. In 2010 he became the first staff member of the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) where he remained until his retirement in 2019.
Throughout his professional life, Jo has worked in social support and education sectors, and now continues his engagement in the haemophilia community as a volunteer.
He was elected to the Steering Committee as a lay member in October 2020.