Pediatric Hemophilia and Blood Disorders
The Hemophilia and Blood Disorders Program at Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive, family-centered care to children with inherited bleeding disorders. Committed to patient care, education and clinical research, our team brings over 75 years of experience, knowledge and caring to families living with hemophilia and other blood disorders.
You and your child have access to pediatric hematology specialists, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, counselors and others. In addition to acute treatment of bleeding episodes, we offer comprehensive education and training, genetic testing for affected families, connections to advocacy programs, and possible participation in clinical trials and research depending on your child's case.
Meet Your Care Team
- General Hematology and Oncology, Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Why Choose the Hemophilia and Blood Disorders Program at Children‘s Hospital
- Exclusive care
Vanderbilt offers a nationally recognized, federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC). Our clinic is 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 better outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
- Experienced care
Our medical professionals and family support team members have experience and special interest in caring for children and young adults with blood disorders. We work closely with your family to determine the best treatment options and approach.
- Comprehensive care
Our comprehensive team consists of physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, as well as specialists in physical therapy, pharmacy, social work and child life. We work with clinical sub-specialists in both the adult and pediatric hospitals to provide coordinated care for a wide variety of clinical needs and services. The clinic provides comprehensive health promotion with an emphasis on prevention of bleeding and bleeding-related problems.
- On-call support
We offer access to a hematologist on call 24 hours a day, a nurse coordinator for phone consultation and a pharmacist with specialized expertise in bleeding disorders.
- Ongoing support
We offer a wide variety of educational services to our patients and their families, including sessions for patients newly diagnosed with bleeding disorders. We provide technical educational programs for port-a-cath or peripheral venous infusion to aid in home prophylactic therapy if needed.
- Access to clinical trials
We offer many opportunities for our patients to participate in current bleeding disorder research. Patients have access to the latest therapies being studied in clinical trials, often before they are available in other hospitals.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Blood product transfusions
- Coagulation factor infusions
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Specialized coagulation testing and counseling