PBI is honored to have had the opportunity to work with special patients and families and make a difference to their lives. Some of our patients have kindly agreed to share their personal stories. To read more about their journey, click on their story below.
“For the first time in over 50 years, I have had no bleeding issues – not even a bruise. Being able to participate in Perth Blood Institute’s clinical trial program has literally changed my life”. John was born in 1949 with severe Haemophilia A – a genetic deficiency in blood clotting Factor VIII.
Following open-heart mitral valve replacement surgery, Nicole experienced a mini-stroke. “One minute I was talking with my dog trainer and the next, my right arm went numb and I couldn’t hold onto the lead anymore”. Read Nicole’s story on the challenges of managing her health to keep her safe from blood clots and stroke.
Following months of consultations with various medical practitioners, Thomas was diagnosed with a cancerous growth in his lower back. Following this diagnosis and the development of a treatment plan, Thomas commenced a program of therapy under the care of Haematologist Professor Ross Baker.