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Haematology and haemophilia patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Antibiotics, vaccinations and travel advice for your child with sickle cell disease

Description
This leaflet provides help and advice for parents regarding antibiotics, vaccinations and travel for children with sickle cell disease

Before your child has a stem cell transplant (SCT): A guide for families

Description
Information leaflet for families of children having a stem cell transplant at Guy's and St Thomas'. Includes details on tests required prior to the procedure.

Blood transfusion for children - blood samples required

Description
This information sheet answers some of the questions you may have about blood samples taken before a transfusion.

Desmopressin intranasal spray: Information for parents and carers

Description
This leaflet contains all the information about desmopressin intranasal spray (Octim®), including how to give it, why is it prescribed, and side effects.

Desmopressin response test for children

Description
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a desmopressin response test. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when your child comes to hospital.

Having a simple (top-up) blood transfusion - Information for parents or carers of a child with sickle cell disease

Description
Information leaflet for parents and carers of children at Evelina London, St Thomas' Hospital, about their child having a simple (top-up) blood transfusion.

Having an exchange blood transfusion - Information for parents or carers of a child with sickle cell disease

Description
Information leaflet for parents and carers of children at Evelina London, St Thomas' Hospital, about their child having an exchange blood transfusion.

Health Psychology Service for young people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders

Description
This leaflet provides you with information about the health psychology service for patients with bleeding disorders.

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in children

Description
This leaflet explains more about primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) which is a medical term for an immune condition causing a shortage of platelets (thrombocytopenia) and bruising (purpura).

Neutropenia

Description
This leaflet is about Neutropenia and what having this condition means for your child
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