Hemophilia and Blood Disorders Program
The Vanderbilt Hemophilia and Blood Disorders Clinic partners with families to care for children with inherited bleeding disorders. You and your child have access to pediatric hematology specialists, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, counselors, and others. We treat the whole child and encourage family support and education.
The clinic emphasizes prevention for patients with bleeding disorders including
- Hemophilia A and B
- Von Willebrand Disease
- Other rare clotting factor deficiencies such as Factor II, V, X, VII, XI, and XIII
- Congenital platelet disorders such as Glannzman’s thrombasthenia, Bernard-Soulier
The Vanderbilt Hemophilia and Blood Disorders Clinic is one of four federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) in Tennessee. Our clinic is also part of a network of about 140 HTCs in the United States.
National studies show that children treated at HTCs spend less time in the hospital, less time away from school, and have lower healthcare costs. We also offer many opportunities for our patients to participate in current research.
Our clinic follows federal guidelines for the delivery of comprehensive hemophilia services as developed by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). Browse the links at right to meet our care team and learn how.
Hemophilia Clinic services
- Diagnostic laboratory tests for inherited and acquired bleeding disorders
- Genetic testing for families with bleeding disorders
- Comprehensive care for patients with bleeding disorders, including physical therapy evaluation, preventive health assessment, psychosocial assistance, and periodic health screening
- Acute treatment of bleeding episodes for people with bleeding disorders
- Education for parents and children with bleeding disorders
- Training for venipuncture and home use of central venous access devices
- Opportunities to participate in clinical trials and research for the advancement of knowledge about bleeding disorders
- Hematologist on-call, 24 hours a day
- Experienced nurse coordinator available by phone for advice and consultation
- Access to an experienced pharmacist who specializes in the care of patients with bleeding disorders
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