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Talking to Health Care Providers


As children and teens with bleeding disorders become more active in managing their condition, they will begin to interact more with their Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) and health care providers. Parents will rely on their children more at this stage to record their bleeding episodes and discuss treatment with their medical team. Additionally, children and teens may have questions about bleeding disorders that the HTC and support staff can help answer. Children and teens will also become more aware of their general health and the importance of comprehensive care during these years.

Hemophilia Treatment Center: More Than Just A Treatment Center

Talking to Health Care Providers

A key responsibility for an adolescent, particularly one with a bleeding disorder, is learning to communicate with health care providers. It is very important for your child to speak for him– or herself. Encourage your son or daughter to become involved in record keeping, tracking medications and supplies, and talking with his or her health care providers.

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