Hemophilia

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Overview

Hemophilia is a rare, inherited blood disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally. People with hemophilia can bruise or bleed easily.

Children with hemophilia are treated at Seattle Children's, an SCCA parent organization. Hemophilia is not very common in children and teens, so community doctors usually have limited knowledge of the disease. This is why in the United States almost all children with hemophilia receive treatment at centers, like Seattle Children's, that have special experience in children's blood disorders.

Seattle Children's has a long history of successfully caring for children and teens with blood disorders. We work closely with Puget Sound Blood Center, a partnership that gives you and your child access 24 hours a day to nurses who are experts in caring for children with bleeding disorders.

Seattle Children’s blood disorders program brings together experts from more than 20 subspecialties to provide diagnostic services and treatments, including the very latest options. Our team of pediatric hematologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, child life specialists and chaplains partner with you to provide expert, family-centered care and compassionate support. We help you understand your child’s health and treatment options because we know that you, your child and your family are an important part of the care team.
 
Because our doctors take part in and often lead national and international research studies, Seattle Children’s can offer new treatment options that many other hospitals cannot give their patients.
 
Read more about hemophilia on the Seattle Children’s web site.
 
To make an appointment, call Seattle Children's at (206) 987-2106.