A hemophilia treatment center (HTC) is a dedicated center where all of the staff is specially trained to support individuals with bleeding disorders.
HTCs are federally recognized centers of excellence, designed to prevent and reduce problems related to blood disorders by providing specialized, comprehensive care. The Adult Hemophilia Treatment Center at Augusta University is one of only two federally recognized Adult Hemophilia Treatment Centers in the state of Georgia.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that the rate of hospital stays for bleeding-related events among patients seen in HTCs was 40% lower than the rates for patients seen in other care facilities. Patients seen in HTCs are 40% less likely than those seen elsewhere to die of a hemophilia-related complication.
Soucie JM, Nuss R, Evatt, B, Abdelhak A, Cowan L, Hill H, Kolakoski M, Wilber N, and the Hemophilia Surveillance System Project Investigators. Mortality among males with hemophilia: relations with source of medical care. Blood 2000; 96:437-442.
Soucie JM, Symons J, Evatt B, Brettler D, Huszti H, Linden J, and the Hemophilia Surveillance System Project Investigators. Home-based factor infusion therapy and hospitalization for bleeding complications among males with hemophilia. Haemophilia 2001; 7:198-206.
Our HTC follows a comprehensive care model, emphasizing prevention and reduction of disease complications through a multidisciplinary approach that involves physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, and physical therapists, who are experts in caring for patients with bleeding disorders. Referrals are readily available for orthopedics, genetic counseling, dentistry, and other relevant specialty care.
Our Center partners with Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG) to conduct a Comprehensive Care Model Telehealth Program, with monthly clinics offered at the following locations:
Memorial Health Medical Center
Provident Building, 5th Floor
4750 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404
Houston Healthcare – Perry
1118 Morningside Drive, Suite B
Perry, GA 31069
A primary goal of these remote clinics is to promote improved and expanded availability of comprehensive health services, particularly in underserved and rural areas across Georgia.
Dr. Abdullah Kutlar