Platelet Disorders Care
and Treatment

The Emory Approach To Qualitative Platelet Disorders

The Emory Bleeding Disorders Clinic is recognized as Georgia’s most comprehensive treatment center for our quality care, innovative research, extensive educational opportunities and support programs.

Our care team of nationally and internationally recognized practitioners have specialized training and expertise in tailoring care for platelet disorders to your needs. We know these disorders touch many facets of your life, and so does your care at Emory.


What Are Qualitative Platelet Disorders?

Platelets are essential to blood clotting, so when a person has a normal number of platelets, but they don’t work the way they should, they have a qualitative platelet disorder. Platelets are tiny, irregularly shaped blood cell pieces (called fragments) that play an important role in the formation of blood clots. There are several ways platelets may not work properly, which results in platelet disorders. Some are not fully understood and may result in a diagnosis of an "unspecified platelet disorder."

Common platelet disorder types include:

  • Bernard-Soulier Syndrome
  • Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia
  • Platelet storage pool disease (also called platelet granule disorder)
  • Gray Platelet Syndrome
  • Delta-Storage Pool Deficiency
  • Platelet signaling disorders
  • Aspirin-like Platelet Defect


Comprehensive Platelet Disorder Care

In addition to our nationally recognized care team, leading researchers and innovative treatments, we provide a wide range of specialized services.

Our specialists—from physical therapists to counselors and more—are also trained in the treatment needs of people living with blood disorders. This unique level of focus ensures that you get the best possible care and advice.

Our approach to treating platelet disorders is highly individualized. We look at your specific disease subtype, lifestyle, bleeding history and treatment and risk factors to develop a unique plan for you. In careful consultation with your medical team, we empower you to live a full life as you manage your condition.


Empowering You To Take Ownership of Your Treatment

We don’t just treat platelet disorders, we educate you about the condition and support you and your family so you can live your best life despite your diagnosis.

Supporting your lifestyle

 At Emory, we support our patients through in-depth assistance with insurance, travel, major life transitions and everything in between. Our multidisciplinary team is ready to help.

Equipping you for independence

We believe in empowering our patients for an independent lifestyle. Learn about self-care and at-home treatment. Find out how to travel safely. Even receive counseling for how your condition may impact your job or home life.

At Emory, we know that the best care starts with the patient-provider partnership. Supporting your independence is a critical part of your individual treatment plan.


Research and Clinical Trials

The Platelet Disorder Research Program at Emory is directed at advancing new therapies, evaluating novel aspects in platelet disorders care and creating new knowledge about the evolving needs of patients with platelet disorders.

The program includes clinical trials as well as translational and basic research in platelet disorders. Our patients have the option to participate in cutting-edge research and contribute to scientific and medical knowledge in a variety of innovative ways that could not only help them but also help the larger community of affected patients.


Make an Appointment with Emory Bleeding Disorders Clinic

To make an appointment, please call 404-778-7062, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, please call 404-778-7062.