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.
As the only federally recognized, non-profit Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence south of Chicago, BCDI draws patients from 15 states. Referrals come from physicians, hospitals and self-referrals throughout the "downstate" Illinois area.
BCDI collaborates with other health care providers for the coordination
of care and to minimize the need for travel and hospitalizations.
Integrated Medical Care
Our Board Certified team of providers offers personalized, multidisciplinary medical care to promote the highest quality of life possible for all our patients. Integrated care treats the whole person and the family-physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our staff delivers medical and psychosocial care, offering knowledge and support through all aspects of bleeding disorders.
Integrated care is total care because various factors play a role in treatment, including:
- Physical factors
- Emotional factors
- Psychological factors
- Educational factors
- Financial factors
- Vocational factors
The concept of integrated care has developed dramatically over the past 30 years. Providers and families alike report an improved quality of life for people with a bleeding disorder. This well-rounded approach to care has increased our knowledge about coping with a disorder, while the treatment center care network has improved patients' overall health.