Learning to self-infuse is an important component to independence for individuals with hemophilia or bleeding disorders which require infusion therapy. Understanding how to self-infuse, mix medications, understand dosing needs and administer treatment can be important. HSC has partnered throughout the years with our Hemophilia Treatment Center staff to provide our members additional infusion education. Often, children are given the opportunity to learn self-infusion when they go off to summer camp and become encouraged by their peers. We have provided mentoring opportunities at camp for our children and this year at our Family Camp Weekend we were excited to provide the additional self-infusion education to the entire family. HSC’s teen retreat is a perfect example of the importance of learning self-infusion whereas teens can go off to camp and independently self-infuse in the morning before they engage in a day filled with adventure and fun.
More information will follow on the next opportunity to provide this important service to our members.