Hemochromatosis can be treated effectively by removing blood from the patient. The blood removal (phlebotomy) lowers the level of iron in the patient. In the beginning, frequent phlebotomies may be required in order to “de-iron” the patient. The frequency of phlebotomies will vary from person to person but usually consists of 1-2 units of blood per week until iron levels return to normal. After the patient’s iron levels have returned to normal, phlebotomies will be performed as need to keep iron levels in the normal range.

Project Phlebotomize was started in 2003 in order to provide information concerning facilities that perform therapeutic phlebotomies.  Since then the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research has created a list of facilities granted approval for a variance to 21CFR640.3(d) and 21CFR640.3(f) in order to collect blood and blood products from patients with hemochromatosis.  The list can be found here.

Alabama

 

Blood Assurance

Blood Assurance provides three types of phlebotomy services to healthcare facilities and their patients.

Ph: 1-800-962-0628

Email: specialdonations@bloodassurance.org

Website: www.bloodassurance.org

 

Arizona

 

Vitalant

Vitalant offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for patients, physicians, and other health organizations.  Contact them for more information. 

Website: www.vitalant.org

 

California

Vitalant

Vitalant offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for patients, physicians, and other health organizations.  Contact them for more information. 

Website: www.vitalant.org

Colorado

Vitalant

Vitalant offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for patients, physicians, and other health organizations.  Contact them for more information. 

Website: www.vitalant.org

 

Georgia

 

Blood Assurance

Blood Assurance provides three types of phlebotomy services to healthcare facilities and their patients.

Ph: 1-800-962-0628

Email: specialdonations@bloodassurance.org

Website: www.bloodassurance.org

 

Illinois

 

Rock River Valley Blood Center

Rock  River  Valley  Blood  Center  accepts Hereditary  Hemochromatosis  (HH)  patients  as  volunteer  blood donors. More information can be found in their Hemochromatosis Policy document.

Phone: 815-965-8751

Website: www.rrvbc.org/donate/#donationtypes

 

Louisiana

The Blood Center

The Therapeutic Services Department of The Blood Center provides effective treatment options and first-line therapies for many blood disorders. These services may be divided into two broad categories, Therapeutic Apheresis and Therapeutic Phlebotomy.

Phone: (800) 86-BLOOD

Website: www.thebloodcenter.org

 

Massachusetts

Anna Jaques Hospital

Physicians orders should be faxed or brought in by patient and should have physician’s name, address, and telephone number. We also require the patient’s name, date of birth, diagnosis, hematocrit cut-off (below which we would not perform the phlebotomy), frequency of phlebotomies and orders for other lab tests they would like performed.

Phone: 978-463-1098

Fax: 978-463-1103

Email: blooddonor@ajh.org

Website: www.ajh.org

 

North Dakota

 

Vitalant

Vitalant offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for patients, physicians, and other health organizations.  Contact them for more information. 

Website: www.vitalant.org

 

Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma Blood Institute

Therapeutic phlebotomy can only be performed when prescribed by a personal physician and in collaboration with one of their physicians.

Phone: 405-297-5597

Fax: 405-297-5598

Website: https://obi.org/about-us/therapeutic-phlebotomy/

 

Tennessee

Blood Assurance

Blood Assurance provides three types of phlebotomy services to healthcare facilities and their patients.

Phone: 1-800-962-0628

Email: specialdonations@bloodassurance.org

Website: www.bloodassurance.org

 

Texas

We Are Blood

We Are Blood offers in house therapeutic phlebotomy for patients who need blood drawn to treat an underlying medical condition.  A current physician prescription documented on our order form is required for therapeutic phlebotomy.  Orders are good for one year.

Phone: 512-206-1265

Fax: 512-206-1365

Email: WrBClinicalServices@weareblood.org

Website: https://weareblood.org/therapeutic-phlebotomy/

 

Carter BloodCare

There are two types of blood draws in their program – allogeneic or therapeutic. Allogeneic means that your blood can be used for transfusion to a hospital patient, while therapeutic means that your blood is not used for transfusion purposes.

Phone: 817-412-5603

Email: DN@carterbloodcare.org

Website: www.carterbloodcare.org

 

Coffee Memorial Blood Center

Phone: 806-358-4563

Website: www.thegiftoflife.org

 

South Texas Blood and Tissue Center

Phone: 210-757-9505

Website: https://biobridgeglobal.org/donors/

Texoma Regional Blood Center

Phone: 903-893-4314

Website: https://www.texomablood.org/

 

Vitalant

Vitalant offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for patients, physicians, and other health organizations.  Contact them for more information. 

Website: www.vitalant.org