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Pediatric Hemophilia

Children's National's experienced hematologists treat more than 200 patients with forms of hemophilia annually in the Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center.

The Patient and Family Support Program provides comprehensive mental health and psychosocial services and helpful resources for all patients treated in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, as well as patients, parents and siblings.

Key points about hemophilia in children

  • Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. It causes an affected child to have low levels of blood clotting factors.
  • The most common symptom of hemophilia is increased, uncontrollable bleeding.
  • Giving factor VIII or IX can allow a child with hemophilia to lead a near normal lifestyle.


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Hemostasis and Thrombosis Treatment at Children's National Hospital

Children’s National has one of the largest hemostasis and thrombosis programs in the country and offers nationally recognized expert care in pediatric blood disorders. Discover more about the treatments we offer.

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Meet the Providers Who Treat Hemophilia

    Departments that Treat Hemophilia

    Infant and pediatric gastroenterology specialist, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. John Snyder is Division Chief.

    Pre-Operative Care Clinic

    When your child is having surgery at Children's National Hospital, the Pre-Operative Care Clinic's (POCC) team of pediatric professionals screens patients for surgery and creates a specific care plan for each patient.

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    Blood Disorders (Hematology)

    From sickle cell disease to histiocyte disorders, Children's National delivers expert care for any blood disorder diagnosis.

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    Bone Health Program

    Orthopaedists at Children's National offer world-renowned expertise and life-changing care, including surgery, for children at high risk for bone fracture.