Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) help bleeding disorder patients and families manage life with a bleeding disorder, including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD). They provide comprehensive care including medical care, education, and support services.1
HTCs are part of a system of care with locations throughout the United States and the world.1,2 They are staffed by a care team of professionals with experience in bleeding disorders that includes hematologists, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and more.1
Although services may vary by treatment center, the following are some of the services typically offered through an HTC1,3,4:
In comprehensive care, a patient is first assigned a team, which varies based on the individual’s needs and the structure of that particular HTC.3 Your team of healthcare providers (HCPs) typically includes hematologists, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, psychologists, and, for female patients, a gynecologist. Some may also have dentists, genetic counselors, and orthopedists.3,4
It’s very important that patients being treated for a bleeding disorder are involved in every aspect of their care. The team takes into account each individual’s needs and lifestyle when planning their treatment.3
“Hold on, don’t take no for an answer, and find doctors who will help you find the treatment that’s best for you.“ — Cathy, hemophilia A patient
Looking for an HCP to help you manage your bleeding disorder? An HTC is staffed with health professionals familiar with treating bleeding disorders.3
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