Anytime time a child gets a bump, cut or bruise, it's a scary moment for parents. Most of the time a bandage or a kiss – or both – will mend things. But for a parent whose child has a bleeding disorder, it's a slightly different story.
These children do not bleed more, but they bleed longer than usual. Fortunately, the hematology and oncology program at Cook Children's has an entire team that specializes in caring for kids and teens with bleeding disorders.
The Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) at Cook Children's is part of a nationwide, federally funded network. We specialize in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders. One of only five pediatric hemophilia treatment centers in Texas, our program is also affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control's Great Plain Region, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
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If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. For information on support, research clinical trials, and resources, click here. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4007.