Bleeding Disorders Program

We strive to assist individuals and families living with a bleeding disorder to enjoy a full and active life.

The purpose of this website is to provide information that will result in improved quality of life for individuals with inherited bleeding disorders and their families. In order to accomplish this, the website addresses information necessary for patients, families, health providers and interested community members.

About the Bleeding Disorders Program

The Bleeding Disorders Program (BDP), formerly the South Western Ontario Regional Hemophilia Program (SWORHP), is a comprehensive care program that provides regular preventative and therapeutic care for individuals and families with inherited bleeding disorders throughout their lifespan. It is a regional program within London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) that has served the people of Southwestern Ontario since 1978. Our catchment area has a population base of 1.8 million.

Individuals who have or are suspected to have an inherited bleeding disorder are referred to the BDP by their family physician, gynaecologist, dentist or other specialist. An interdisciplinary team, consisting of an adult haematologist, paediatric haematologist, nurse practitioner, program secretary, physiotherapist, social worker (adult and paediatric) and specialized laboratory technicians, provides care. The BDP provides a range of services with an emphasis on early diagnosis and intervention to prevent disease complications. The BDP, and Hemophilia Ontario – South Western Ontario Region, have a collaborative relationship and work together to provide programs and services that aim to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families living with a life-long, inherited bleeding disorder.