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Platelet disorders

Platelets are the cells responsible for making blood clot so platelet disorders mean that injured blood vessels bleed more than usual and heal more slowly. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of inherited platelet disorders. 

Prothrombin (factor II) deficiency

Prothrombin (factor II) deficiency is a type of clotting disorder. A specific protein called prothrombin is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of inherited prothrombin deficiency and where to get help.

Fibrinogen (factor I) deficiency

Fibrinogen (factor I) deficiency is a type of clotting disorder. A specific protein is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of fibrinogen deficiency and where to get help.

NIHR GOSH BRC National Biosample Centre - Call for Projects

OPEN: The Rare Disease Cohorts and Novel Therapies themes are continuing to provide limited funding to fund a few projects (cohort sample storage), to be spent at the NIHR-NBC. The call is for storage/collection/analysis at NIHR-NBC only, no salaries will be covered. This call will now operate as a rolling service until the allocated funding has been fully used, applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. 

Internal GOSH and ICH applicants only.

About the Limb Reconstruction Unit

The Limb Reconstruction Unit forms part of the Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It is a tertiary referral service specialising in unusual or difficult cases of upper and/or lower limb deformity or length difference. Each year, we see about 600 children and young people in outpatients, and perform about 250 limb reconstructive operations a year. The team has always been multidisciplinary – made up of surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopaedic practitioners, orthotists, psychologists and play specialists.