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Through its Hereditary Blood Disorders Team, CDC works to prevent and reduce complications experienced by persons with certain hereditary blood disorders:

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UDC Surveillance report
September 2004 (475 KB)

Update: UDC Newsletter
February 2004, PDF (58 KB)

The team collaborates with health-care providers, academic centers, community-based organizations, and national and international preventive health agencies to implement specialized prevention programs for persons with these disorders and their families. A key activity involves collaborating with networks of specialized health-care centers throughout the United States.

Currently, the branch has four key goals:

  • enhance blood safety to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases to persons being treated with blood products

  • identify risk factors through evidence-based research and surveillance and implement interventions to prevent complications of hereditary blood disorders

  • prevent and reduce complications of bleeding and clotting disorders that specifically affect women's health

  • develop and deliver consistent prevention education messages to encourage affected persons to make informed decisions about their own health care

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