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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.

Blood samples required before blood transfusion for children

Description
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer 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.

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.

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).

Information about your Desferal infusors (pump)

Description
This leaflet provides you with information about using your Desferal infusors.

Neutropenia

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

Platelet function tests: Information for parents and carers

Description
An information leaflet for parents and carers of children undergoing platelet function tests at the Evelina London Children's Hospital

Sickle cell and thalassaemia service for babies, children and young people

Description
This leaflet provides information on the specialist and comprehensive care service for children and adolescents in Sout East London who are born with these inherited disorders.
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