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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.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to pediatric hemophilia and blood disorders, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Alexandra J. Borst
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Alexandra J. BorstMD

    General Hematology and Oncology, Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Vascular Anomalies and Malformations
Heather L. McDaniel
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4.7

Heather L. McDanielMD, MSCI

    General Hematology and Oncology, Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Jennifer A. Murdock

Jennifer A. MurdockMD

    Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Allison P. Wheeler

Allison P. WheelerMD, MSCI

    General Hematology and Oncology, Hematology, 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 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:

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    Blood product transfusions
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    Coagulation factor infusions
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    Genetic testing and counseling
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    Specialized coagulation testing and counseling