Overview

Utah Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders

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Utah Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders

The Utah Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders at Huntsman Cancer Institute cares for adults with hemophilia and other bleeding and clotting disorders. This program is a partner of the Utah Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders at Primary Children’s Hospital, formerly known as Intermountain Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.

Historically, many people with hemophilia died early from complications or infections. Now, with medical advances and new drug therapies, many patients are living longer. This partnership allows patients to transition their care from pediatric providers to adult providers.

Signs & Symptoms

These are signs of hemophilia:

  • Bleeding and bruising easily
  • Excessive bleeding during these events:
    • Nosebleeds
    • Dental procedures
    • Minor cuts
  • Blood in the urine or stool
  • Unexplained swelling and pain in joints
  • Painful headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness and difficulty walking
  • Double vision
  • Seizures

Many other health problems can also cause these signs. If you have any of these signs, see your doctor as soon as possible.

Our Team

Our team includes the following health professionals:

  • Physician specializing in bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Nurse coordinator
  • Social worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Medication access coordinator
  • Physical therapist
  • Program coordinator