A Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence
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.
Help Dr. Tarantino reach his Personal Fundraising goal for Pedal For Platelets!
Dr. Tarantino will be riding 104 miles in El Tour de Tucson on behalf of the Platelet Disorders Support Association to help spread awareness for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)! The race is on November 21st and is held in Tucson, AZ. Want to participate? You can Pedal For Platelets, too! Click here for more information, or email Nancy with any questions.
Take A Knee For DVT!
Download infographic here: DVT_PE_infographic_pdf.pdf
Thrombosis is the development of a blood clot.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot deep in the veins usually found in the lower leg or groin.
Pulmonary Embolism (PE) occurs when a clot breaks free and travels to the lungs.
On Average, 200,000 People In The US Die Every Year From Blood Clots - That's More Deaths Than AIDS, Breast Cancer And Car Crashes COMBINED!
Most of these deaths could have been prevented!
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
-Swelling of the limbs
-Unexpected pain or tenderness in legs or groin area
-skin that is warm to the touch
Many times the symptoms are overlooked!
REDUCE YOUR RISK!
Know and understand the facts.
Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY if you experience symptoms.
Ask these questions:
1. Could this be a blood clot?
2. Should I have diagnostic testing?