Emergency Preparedness Info for People with Blood Disorders
Anyone in need of emergency medical assistance should call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
- Emergency Preparedness Checklist [PDF – 1.20 MB]
It’s important that all families develop a plan of action to use in the event of an emergency situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Family Emergency Kit Checklist [PDF – 1.08 MB]
Your family may not be together at the time of a disaster so it is important to develop an emergency plan before disaster strikes.
Hemophilia Federation of America
- Be Prepared Toolkit
Tools intended to help you plan ahead for an emergency or disaster.
- Emergency “to go” Bag [PDF – 69.3 KB]
It is recommended that every person with a bleeding disorder have a “to go” bag ready at all times.
National Hemophilia Foundation
- Steps For Living Emergency Preparedness
Find information on emergency planning, essential items to bring to the ER or hospital, wearing a medical alert ID, keeping extra supplies on hand, and emergency preparedness for college students.
- Recommendation Regarding Home Factor Supply
All patients with hemophilia, regardless of whether they are on home treatment or not, need an emergency supply of factor for self- infusion or to take to the nearest emergency department or medical facility.
- If your Hemophilia Treatment Center closes because of a declared emergency or disaster, contact HANDI, the NHF’s Information Resource Center at 1-800-42-HANDI (800-424-2634) for information about other HTC locations and other emergency resources. For information during non-emergency times or regular business hours, HANDI staff members are available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm EST, to answer your questions. Call 1-800-42-HANDI (800-424-2634) or email email@example.com.
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