WGBD Clinics of Excellence

Why An Interdisciplinary Clinic Devoted Specifically to Females with Bleeding and Other Blood Disorders? 

The situation is concerning: 

While providing effective treatment for bleeding and blood disorders is critical, it isn’t enough. Many women still suffer in silence, never getting the help or diagnosis they need. For most, this means sleepless nights from worrying about excessive bleeding, missing out on academic and social opportunities, and social isolation from their peers. And for some, this suffering could have tragic consequences.

There is a way, however, to ensure that women and girls get the proper diagnosis and treatment they need to manage their bleeding disorder or other blood disorder effectively. The Foundation for Women & Girls+ with Blood Disorders (FWGBD) is working with healthcare professionals at, or associated with, HTCs to establish Women and Girls+ Bleeding Disorder (WGBD) Clinics of Excellence. 

What is a WGBD Clinic of Excellence? 

A Women and Girls+ Bleeding Disorder (WGBD) Clinics of Excellence  is a designated interdisciplinary (hematology and reproductive health (obstetrics, gynecology, etc.) clinic that provides access to both specialties at the same time, and is focused on providing optimal care, from correct diagnosis through expert, individualized treatment, and management, for women and girls+ with bleeding, clotting or other blood disorders. 

Working actively in concert with other disciplines as well as the patient is integral to the delivery of these services with excellence.