The East Tennessee Comprehensive Hemophilia Center was established in 1978 through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment as one of five comprehensive care centers in the state. The purpose of the center is to evaluate, diagnose, treat and supervise the care of patients with inherited bleeding disorders. The center provides specialized care for both inpatients and outpatients. Anyone who experiences unusual or prolonged bleeding may benefit from these services.
East Tennessee Comprehensive Hemophilia Center provides multidisciplinary comprehensive care to persons with bleeding disorders including information, education and counseling to families affected by these disorders. The center’s professional staff and consultants serve patients with hereditary bleeding disorders in Knoxville and surrounding counties.
Comprehensive care is a multidisciplinary approach to the medical and psychosocial issues associated with bleeding disorders.
- Comprehensive care center providing evaluation and comprehensive care for patients with bleeding disorders.
- Annual comprehensive evaluation by center staff, including treatment by specialist consultants when necessary.
- Consultation and coordination with private physicians.
- Coagulation laboratory equipped to perform tests to detect bleeding disorders.
- Walk-in clinic for immediate care of bleeding episodes.
- Home infusion training for patients and family members
- Patient and family education regarding bleeding disorders
- In-service training for medical professionals, schools, businesses and other community agencies
- Resource materials, including brochures, videos, etc.
Ongoing Research Studies
- Long-range impact of bleeding disorders
- New bleeding control technologies
- Assistance in obtaining insurance coverage, including the state hemophilia program
- Financial and vocational counseling
- Individual and family counseling
- Support groups
- National Hemophilia Foundation local chapter support
- Summer camp for children, ages 6 to 15, with bleeding disorders
- Referral to other community agencies as needed