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Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center

Includes specialty programs: Factor Distribution Program / Young Women's Bleeding Clinic

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Our center is recognized by the Federal Department of Maternal and Child Health as a regional comprehensive hemophilia treatment center. We diagnose and treat children, teens and young adults with all types of bleeding or clotting disorders, including the largest population of hemophilia B patients in the world.

Specialized care

Through the guidelines developed by the National Hemophilia Foundation's Medical and Scientific Advisory Council, we provide the most up-to-date treatments available for bleeding and clotting disorders. Our team includes board-certified pediatric hematologists (doctors with special training in blood disorders) and social workers, as well as a nurse practitioner, nurse clinician, nurse educator, orthopedist, physical therapist and dietitian. 

We also collaborate with the Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation to offer educational programs for youth with bleeding disorders. To promote health care independence, our outreach nurse coordinator offers training so patients and/or their family members learn how to infuse medication at home. Infusion training may be provided during a home visit or at another location in your community.

As a federally recognized hemophilia treatment center, we are supported in part by funds from the Department of Maternal and Child Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2019, our team implemented a transition program to prepare our patients for the transition from pediatric to adult care.  An important part of their journey includes understanding and independently managing their bleeding disorder. By beginning the transition program at age 11, our team can help patients manage their health and transition to adult care smoothly.


Contact Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center


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Cancer and Blood Disorders
Akron Children's Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3220
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Cancer and Blood Disorders, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-746-9523
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Cancer and Blood Disorders, Millersburg
Akron Children's Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders, Millersburg
1261 Wooster Road
Suite 220
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
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Hemostasis & Thrombosis Center, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Hemostasis & Thrombosis, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center, Mansfield
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
John Fargo
John Fargo, DO

Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center; Director, Divisional Quality Improvement; Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

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Jeffrey Hord, MD

Director, Division of Hematology-Oncology; Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist; LOPen Charities and Mawaka Family Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Julia Golden, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Other Providers:

Debbie Shijo, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist

Patient Forms

Sign up for MyChart for electronic access to your child’s medical information including allergies, procedures and vaccination records. Through MyChart, you may also communicate with your doctor, access your test results, request prescription renewals and manage appointments.

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

bleeding disorder, von willebrand disease, hemophilia, thrombosis, menorrhagia, thrombocytopenia

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