Your treatment centre will be your local source of advice and support. You should register with a centre that is convenient for you, and it’s up to you where you choose to go.
In the UK, patients with bleeding disorders are cared for by staff with specialist skills in treating and managing these conditions. Specialist diagnosis and care is provided by Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centres (CCCs) usually for at least 40 severely affected patients. CCCs also provide 24-hour specialist treatment, including 24-hour advice and support to smaller Haemophilia Centres (HCs) with which they are linked to provide a local, shared care service.
Comprehensive Care Centres will have the following onsite services:
• 24 hour laboratory service capable of carrying out all tests necessary for the definitive diagnosis of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders
Finding your nearest haemophilia centre
The UK Haemophilia Centres Doctors’ Organisation (UKHCDO) has a list of UK Haemophilia Centres which you can browse to find a care centre local to you.