Hemophilia Walk 2014

THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF OUR 2ND ANNUAL HEMOPHILIA WALK!  It was a great success and much fun was had by our participants, sponsors and volunteers. Thanks to all for your time and support!


Recognized with distinction, Dr. Michael Tarantino received the University of Illinois College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Teaching Award at the honors banquet held at the OSF Jump Training Center on May 1st. Dr. Tarantino received accolades for his mentorship and numerous contributions to the science of treating bleeding and clotting disorder patients, noted around the world.
Dr. Tarantino doesn't just read the literature, he writes it.
Way to make us proud - YET AGAIN!


Dr. Tarantino was presented the "Walk in Our Shoes Award for Outstanding Healthcare Service Contribution" on Sunday, August 23rd from the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois. During the award ceremony in Chicago, Mona Towner, BDAI Board President, stated, "If we did not have dedicated, caring and knowledgeable healthcare providers, the bleeding disorders community would be nowhere. We are pleased to honor Dr. Michael Tarantino with this award." Way to go Dr. Tarantino!


BCDI team members (from left to right) Kollet Koulianos, MBA, Administrator; Shanna Beard, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor & Social Services Coordinator; Michael D. Tarantino, MD, Medical & Research Director; Jeanette Bredeman, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator & Angie Riedel, Outreach Coordinator are attending the National Hemophilia Foundation's 66th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Among the many things we are proud of, BCDI, led by medical director Dr. Michael Tarantino, continues to play an instrumental role in helping to educate legislators about the issues facing the bleeding and clotting disorders community, and continues to make significant contributions to clinical research shaping the treatments of today and helping to work towards a bleed free tomorrow.




The only federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence South of Chicago, drawing patients from 15 states.

Michael D. Tarantino, MD -
Medical Director
Renee Madden, MD -
Assistant Medical Director


A Board Certification in Hematology is critical when evaluating, using diagnostic reasoning, and clinical judgment skills expected of a physician treating patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.