The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute partners with several professionals and organizations to promote health and well-being for patients and their families.
For more information, please contact us at (309) 692-5337 or email at email@example.com.
Advocating for Yourself
BCDI considers the patient and the patients' family to be an integral part of the care team. It is important that you feel comfortable talking freely with the entire team including your hematologist, nurse practitioner, nurse, social worker, dentist and physical therapist. We want to know all of your symptoms, changes in activities or things that may affect your health including lifestyle changes.
Some key things you can do to advocate for you or your loved one may include:
-Come to your appointments prepared with information about recent symptoms.
-Ask questions if there's something you don't understand. Your care team is here to help you.
-Adhere to the plan of care you are provided.
-Understand your insurance and if you have obstacles reach out to our social worker Marsha for help.
PS-ITP Support Group
BCDI partners with the Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA). PDSA offers support intended for patients diagnosed with ITP and their family members.
Visit the PDSA website.
The Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute has a mentoring program for newly-diagnosed patients and their families. The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide reassurance to families who are dealing with their own unique experiences with a bleeding or clotting disorder.