An Introduction to Bleeding Disorders and Hemophilia

Bleeding disorders are classified by the inability to form a proper blood clot. These bleeds are often identified when an injury or surgery occurs but they can also be spontaneous. There are 13 clotting factors in the body and if any of these factors are missing or inactive, a bleeding disorder can occur. There are three types of Hemophilia: mild, moderate, and severe bleeding disorders. There are approximately 20,000 cases of Hemophilia in the United States and about 400 new cases are diagnosed each year. There are 7 types of bleeding disorders; Hemophilia A, Hemophilia B, von Willebrand’s Disease, Rosenthal’s Disease, Hageman Factor Deficiency, Fletcher Factor Deficiency, and Fitzgerald Factor Deficiency.


Hemophilia is controlled with regular doses of factor and preventative doses of factor before planned surgeries. Factor can be given in the hospital, at an ambulatory infusion center, at home by a trained nurse professional, or infused at home by the hemophiliac. No matter how or where you infuse, there are several key components of care that need to be addressed. At Accurate Rx, your team is chosen to meet your individual needs. We listen to you and provide specific infusion, medical supply, and safety equipment requests. Our nationally recognized clinicians in pharmacy, nursing, and social work can assist you with around the clock support to ensure your safety and happiness in controlling your bleeding disorder. Supporting the entire family through the learning process is important and we will provide all the educational and training resources to help you, your community, and others in your family’s life understand what is involved in managing a bleeding disorder.


Accurate Rx is one of only a few providers that offer continuous infusion and possibly the only home infusion pharmacy with published protocols and outcomes data. Our clinicians will work collaboratively with your healthcare team to provide appropriate therapy before, during, and after a procedure, trauma and spontaneous bleeds. Having this access to our experienced clinicians is just one of the many benefits of our complete care. We will work directly with your physicians and nurses to assist them in developing a care plan specific to your needs. We also offer additional screening and dosing adjustments to better protect you and your family. During your experience, our clinicians will support and empower you every step of the way.


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