The UCHTC was founded in 1973 in order to provide a permanent research and treatment facility for patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. The UCHTC has made significant advances in the treatment of a disease that previously crippled joints and prevented patients from attending school, maintaining employment and living a normal life. Not long ago, bleeding and clotting disorders often resulted in early death.
The UCHTC has become an international leader in the development and implementation of treatments that have radically improved the quality of life for people living with bleeding disorders, and our hope for the future is that the development of gene therapy will free people with bleeding disorders from the need for continuous treatment. Until that time the services and programs provided at the Center will allow people with bleeding disorders to live more healthy and active lives.