ECU Health Hemophilia Treatment Center
East Carolina University Health Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) is a part of a national network of over 140 Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Centers which provide comprehensive specialty care to people with rare inherited bleeding disorders and their families. We are part of the American Thrombosis and Homeostasis Network (ATHN), and we provide access to multiple clinical trials for thrombosis and hemophilia.
ECU Health HTC is a comprehensive lifespan clinic with both Adult and Pediatric specialty services. This ensures that any patient seen at our center will visit the same clinic through their lifetime. Services include specialized diagnostics, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, outreach, education, and research. Our HTC team includes hematologists, a nurse practitioner, nurse specialist, social workers, physical therapist, clinical research data managers, child life specialists, and nurse assistant. We also provide referrals to an orthopedist, dentist, psychologist, genetics counselor, and other professionals as care warrants. Comprehensive HTC services strive to meet the physical, psychosocial, and educational needs of people with bleeding disorders.
The HTC model of care improves health outcomes and quality as well as reduces costs and health care disparities for people with rare bleeding disorders. It is a systematic, multidisciplinary, and integrated team-based approach to patient care. Our HTC staff provide services in a coordinated, proactive manner to improve health and quality of life. Studies have shown that mortality and hospitalization rates are 40% lower for people who use HTCs than in those who do not.
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