Bloodworks Northwest’s Hemophilia Care Program is now the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders.
Since 1974, the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders has been helping people with bleeding disorders obtain early, effective treatment and acquire skills that foster independence and minimize the acute and chronic complications from a bleeding disorder.
A multidisciplinary team of health-care professionals addresses concerns including diagnosis, treatment, education, health insurance, orthopedics, dentistry, and HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). Expert pediatric services are coordinated with specialists at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, and Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma. Outreach clinics are conducted in Tri-Cities, Yakima, Spokane, Wenatchee, and Olympia. Home visits to families and in-service meetings with health professional are provided throughout Washington state. Program staff also coordinates community resources for hemophilia care, emergency room treatment, invasive procedures, and other medical specialty clinics.
Consultation is available 24 hours a day to help patients, families, and physicians assess symptoms and obtain effective treatment when acute bleeding problems occur. Healthcare professionals use consultation services for treatment recommendations to manage complex medical, dental, and surgical procedures. Our team works closely with hospital staff to make sure patients with bleeding disorders who are at the hospital – whether they are in the emergency room, surgery, or labor/delivery – are given the best care possible.
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