“A clotting disorder can mean that your blood doesn’t clot enough, or it may clot too much. Both can cause medical emergencies. Too much clotting in a blood vessel in your head can cause a stroke, even in a young child,” says Dr. Nugent, CHOC pediatric hematology specialist.
Much has changed in the ways of treating hemophilia – an inherited bleeding disorder in which a patient’s blood does not clot properly – and even more changes are on the horizon, says a CHOC Children’s hematologist. “Within just the last 20 years – one generation – is when we began having factors to treat
An important part of the CHOC Children’s family is Blood and Donor Services, the department that helps collect blood products for our patients. Did you know that one pint of blood can save two lives? And your donation at CHOC goes directly to a child. I’d donate if I could, but unfortunately, my blood type
January is National Blood Donor month, but CHOC Children’s appreciates its blood donors all year long. After all, blood products are needed each and every day to help care for patients. Let’s look at the numbers that drive Blood and Donor Services at CHOC: 365 – Days a year that blood is needed at CHOC
Since 2006, father and son Jerry and Jeremy Wilcox have had a standing date every eight weeks at CHOC Children’s: Together, they roll up their sleeves and donate blood. “We both have the mindset that if we can help people, then we help people,” Jeremy says. “We may not always have the money to donate
January is Blood Donor Awareness Month. The Blood & Donor Services program at CHOC Children’s provides comprehensive blood therapy for children. This ranges from blood donor collection services to therapeutic procedures. The program offers designated donor and autologous donor programs for both blood and platelet products to support children undergoing surgery, cancer treatment, and various