A Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence
The mission of the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI) is to provide integrated, family-oriented care, treatment and education for persons with bleeding, blood clotting and other blood disorders.
BCDI is the only federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence south of Chicago. We draw patients from 15 states from physician, hospital and self-referrals throughout the "downstate" Illinois area.
People with bleeding disorders have found comfort at their Hemophilia Treatment Center for many years. Our team not only delivers state-of-the art medical care, but also offers tremendous emotional support to patients and families.
Dr. Roberts recently published an article "Evaluation of Abnormal Bleeding in Children" in the Pediatric Annals
The article shed light on the challenge of diagnosing children with bleeding disorders. It explains the challenges pediatricians and primary care providers face as they evaluate and care for children with unusual bleeding symptoms. Some of those considerations are the age of the child, family history, timing and severity of the patient's symptoms. The article provides an algorithm for providers to guide an initial evaluation before considering referral to their local coagulation hematologist.
Dr. Roberts becomes a member of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
Dr. Jonathan Roberts, BCDI Associate Medical Director, was nominated and approved to become a member of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). SPR works to create a network of multi-disciplinary researchers to improve the health of children. They facilitate active communication among and between researchers and promote collaborations and advocate for funding of research. Dr. Roberts' research areas of interest include advancing novel laboratory assay development to improve the diagnosis of Von Willebrand Disease and enhancing individualized clinical management of hemophilia. He has received numerous young investigator research awards and has over 20 peer-reviewed research publications and abstracts. He has also been featured as lead author in Blood and the New England Journal of Medicine.
BCDI wants to help you achieve your dreams! Apply for our scholarship by March 4th!
In 2019, BCDI renamed our scholarship the BCDI Green Family Scholarship in honor of our friend and long-time supporter, Jeff Green. This scholarship program can help you offset the cost of technical school, community college or a four-year institution. The scholarship is geared to assist any individual diagnosed with a congenital or acquired bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder that resides in the BCDI service area of "Downstate Illinois". The scholarship is to help individuals gain or further their higher or technical education. Click here for all the details on the scholarship program! Please be sure to apply by March 4th to be considered.
BCDI Earns it's Second National Accreditation!
BCDI is proud to announce that our pharmacy has received its second national accreditation. In addition to being URAC accredited, we have now obtained ACHC accreditation as well.
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is a process through which pharmacies demonstrate compliance with national standards. These include dedication to quality pharmacy service and continuous performance improvement.
The ACHC Accreditation certifies that we are meeting these standards and remain diligent in our work to bring the best quality pharmacy services available. To learn more about the ACHC and the accreditation process click here.