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The Congress treatment room provides essential assistance

We will once again be offering a treatment room for the full duration of the Congress to assist patients without access to treatment and help with emergency situations related to an inherited bleeding disorder.

In order to make sure congress attendees with a bleeding disorder have the most convenient and full experience possible during the World Congress, the WFH is once again setting up a treatment room for patients who are not able to bring their own clotting factor treatment to the United States. Clotting factor concentrates have been generously donated by Baxalta, Bayer, Biogen, CSL Behring, Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, and Pfizer. Supplies for the treatment rooms have been donated by Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute (Peoria, IL), Option Care, and Cascade Hemophilia Consortium.

The treatment room will be managed by the Congress host society, National Hemophilia Foundation, and staffed by volunteer nurses, specialized physicians and physiotherapists.

  • Specialized physicians and nurses will be able to assess emergency and semi-urgent situations related to your bleeding disorder and assist with infusions
  • Physiotherapists will be available to perform all appropriate physical support and give advice to patients who are having an acute or sub-acute bleeding episode

A limited number of wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers will also be made available. Also, please note that donated treatment products will not be offered to those patients attending from the U.S. and Canada.

Treatment room hours of operation Services offered
Day Location Hours Nursing Physiotherapy
Sunday, July 24 Room 207A 14:00 – 20:00
Monday, July 25 08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, July 26 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, July 27 08:00 – 18:00
Thursday, July 28 08:00 – 15:00
Friday, July 29 08:00 – 18:00

Important note: The treatment room is for those seeking treatment related to a bleeding disorder. If your medical problem is not related to a bleeding disorder, we recommend that you either contact a doctor through your hotel or visit the emergency department of the local hospital.