When your child is diagnosed with hemophilia or a bleeding disorder, managing and living with the condition can seem overwhelming. You can rest easy knowing that with the proper care – and a few precautions – your child can live life like most children. In fact, sports and physical activity are encouraged because they help your child develop stronger muscles and joints, which can reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes.
The experts at the Arkansas Center for Bleeding Disorders work with you and your child to create a care plan that keeps your child healthy while living life to the fullest.
Hypercoagulable conditions are disorders where the blood is more likely to cause blood clots in the blood vessels. Thrombophilia is a medical term we use to describe the blood's increased tendency to clot. There are two types of thrombophilia: inherited thrombophilia and acquired thrombophilia.
Surround your child with expert hemophilia and bleeding disorder care
At Arkansas Children's, your child will benefit by receiving treatment from leading experts in treating hemophilia and bleeding disorders. We are the first and only Hemophilia Treatment Center in Arkansas and we are a designated Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal Child Health Bureau. We also are certified by the National Hemophilia Foundation for providing comprehensive care to children and teens with bleeding disorders.
The care team includes
Bleeding disorder treatments aim to keep your child healthy, safe and free from complications. We provide:
We’ll work with you to create the best treatment plan for your child’s specific type of bleeding disorder.
We participate in the federal the 340B Pharmacy Program The 340B Pharmacy Program lets Arkansas Children’s purchase hemophilia factor replacements at reduced prices. When you enroll in the program, the factor replacement is delivered to your home.
All revenues from the program are invested back into the care and treatments we provide, such as:
Participation in the 340B Pharmacy Program lets us continue to grow and expand the Arkansas Center for Bleeding Disorders and the programs we offer to our patients.
Your child may also be able to take part in a clinical trial for hemophilia or another bleeding disorder. We are currently participating in several different trials. Talk with your child’s doctor to find out if he or she child can benefit from one of these studies.
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