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Hemophilia Treatment Centers
Hemophilia treatment centers are located in cities across the United States
and other countries. To find the one closest to you, or to get a U.S. Hemophilia
Treatment Centers Directory, contact NHF.
The goal of the hemophilia treatment center is to keep your child healthy
and strong and to minimize complications from bleeding. The center provides
specialty care and is available to act as a resource to your family's regular
doctor or dentist.
Members of the care team at HTCs include:
in disorders of the blood.
in caring for infants, young children, and teenagers.
in hemophilia care, nurses often coordinate the treatment team. The nurse
is probably the person you will see most frequently.
who assist you with the issues of daily living, such as adjusting to hemophilia
and locating resources (e.g., insurance, transportation, housing, etc.).
in activity, exercise, and rehabilitation.
in disorders of the bones and joints.
in disorders of the teeth and gums. The dentists at HTCs are experts in
treating children with oral bleeding problems.
You and your child are
also members of the treatment team. The staff needs your input to develop
a plan of care that will keep your child healthy, active, and able to live
successfully with the challenge of hemophilia.
To find an HTC near you, contact HANDI at 800-42-HANDI or firstname.lastname@example.org
The information contained on the NHF web site is provided for your general
information only. NHF does not give medical advice or engage in the practice
of medicine. NHF under no circumstances recommends particular treatment
for specific individuals and in all cases recommends that you consult your
physician or local treatment center before pursuing any course of treatment.
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