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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Providers Who Treat Hemophilia
Michael Francis Guerrera, MD
Naomi L. Luban, MD
Departments that Treat Hemophilia
Blood Disorders (Hematology)
From sickle cell disease to histiocyte disorders, Children's National delivers expert care for any blood disorder diagnosis.
Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program
Our Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program treats children and teens with bleeding and platelet disorders, as well as clotting disorders and dangerous blood clots.
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.