A Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence
The mission of The Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute is to provide integrated, family-oriented care, treatment and education for individuals with bleeding, blood clotting and other blood disorders.
As the only federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence in Illinois south of Chicago, we strive to deliver excellent care for each person we serve. Our team not only delivers state-of-the-art medical care, but also offers tremendous emotional support to our patients and their families.
BCDI Helps Patients Achieve Higher Education
In 2019, BCDI renamed our scholarship to the Green Family Scholarship in honor of our friend and long-time supporter, Jeff Green. The Green Family Scholarship is awarded to recipients in need of additional funds to assist with acquiring higher or technical education. Each year, up to five recipients are chosen to receive a $1,500 scholarship to help cover the cost of tuition, book fees and any other course fees. To learn more about application requirements and how to apply for the scholarship, click here!
Deadline for applications is March 2, 2022.
March Nationally Recognized As Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
During the month of March, communities from across the nation are joining together in recognition of individuals diagnosed with bleeding disorders. For the month of March, join BCDI in raising awareness of bleeding disorders, while also having some fun! BCDI is challenging each of YOU to a Red Tie Challenge. Your mission is to find creative ways to wear a red tie, then snap a pic and post it to social media with #BCDIRedTieChallenge.
Once you've posted your video or picture, be sure to tag your friends and challenge them to post their red ties! Sporting your festive red tie is more than just fun, it shows your support of BCDI bleeding disorder patients and their families. But most importantly, it helps start the conversation about how we can advocate for better research, treatments and opportunities for our loved ones diagnosed with bleeding disorders. All month long, stay tuned to our social media as we share ways for you to get involved and learn more about advocating for our patients!
Dr. Roberts publishes "Evaluation of Abnormal Bleeding in Children" in Pediatric Annals
The article sheds 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 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, 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.