Pediatric Hemostasis Program
The Hemostasis Program at Children's Hospital provides comprehensive 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.
Our program offers comprehensive, family-centered care, education and counseling, connections to advocacy programs, and possible participation in clinical trials and research depending on your child's case.
Conditions We Treat
- Von Willebrand disease
- Platelet function disorders
- Heavy menstrual bleeding/Menorrhagia
- Bleeding disorder, not otherwise specified
- Hereditary hemorrhagic telangectasia
Why Choose Care at the Vanderbilt Hemostasis Treatment Center
- Recognized 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.
- Comprehensive care
The clinic provides comprehensive health promotion with an emphasis on prevention of bleeding and bleeding-related problems, and offers a variety of services for patients with bleeding disorders. We also offer many opportunities for our patients to participate in current bleeding disorder research.
- Coordinated 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.
We offer a wide variety of educational services to our patients and their families, including sessions for patients newly diagnosed with bleeding disorders, as well as technical educational programs for port-a-cath or peripheral venous infusion to aid in home prophylactic therapy if needed.
- 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.
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