Boston Hemophilia Center
Who we are
Hemophilia is an inherited disorder that prevents people from being able to stop bleeding. Though a lifelong disease, with careful management, informed decisions and recognition of complications, many children with hemophilia can live healthy, active lives with a normal life span.
Boston Children's Hospital is the pediatric site of the Boston Hemophilia Center, the largest hemophilia program in New England.
As a federally funded hemophilia treatment center and joint program with Brigham and Women's Hospital, we provide comprehensive, compassionate care to children and adults with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
The Boston Hemophilia Center has adopted a family-centered model of care. From your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting all of your family’s physical and psychosocial needs. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment
- Ongoing medical management
- Counseling and support
- Access to new treatment approaches through clinical research
We care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Adult patients are treated at Brigham and Women's. In general, we transition our patients to specialists at Brigham and Women's by the time they’re 22.
Learn more about the services we provide.
Did you know?
About blood & blood components
- Blood is the life-maintaining fluid that circulates through a person's heart, arteries, veins and capillaries, providing essential sustenance.
- Human blood consists of about 22 percent solids and 78 percent water.
- The components of human blood are plasma, fat globules, chemical substances and gases.
Our care community
Because we are the regional referral center for patients with bleeding disorders, patients come to us from all over New England. We also treat patients from many other states and several countries around the world.