A blood clot is blood that becomes a solid instead of a liquid. Clotting is normally a good thing. It protects you from bleeding too much. But sometimes you can get a clot that is bigger than normal and not in the right place. These kinds of clots need to be treated.
Your child might qualify for an education plan called an Individualized Education Program (IEP). You can get an IEP if sickle cell disease has affected your child’s learning skills, such as thinking, reasoning, and remembering.
If your child has a bleeding disorder the St. Jude Hematology staff recommends that you obtain a medical alert bracelet that your child can wear at all times. In an emergency, the bracelet will alert urgent care providers to your child's medical condition and increased risk of bleeding.
Stimate is a medicine that we can use to help stop bleeding in patients with von Willebrand disease and sometimes for patients with mild or moderate Hemophilia A. Stimate is a nasal spray that contains the drug desmopressin acetate.
Therapeutic phlebotomy is a procedure that takes some blood from a patient. Your child might need therapeutic phlebotomy for a condition called “iron overload.” Iron overload is having too much iron in the blood.