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You have been asked to start giving your child factor at home through a subcutaneous port. This will tell you how to place a needle in the port, infuse (give) the factor medicine, and remove the needle from the port when you are finished.
Before giving any new medicine to your child, read the “Patient Medication” handout for the medicine. Or ask your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist these questions:
These are the supplies you will need to place the needle in the port, give the factor, and remove the needle.
If you have questions or concerns about giving factor at home through a port, please call the Hematology clinic at 901-595-5041. If you are calling after hours or on the weekend, dial 901-595-3300 and ask for the nursing coordinator or the doctor-on-call. If you are outside the Memphis area, dial toll-free 1-866-278-5833 and press 0 when the call connects.
Reviewed: July 2022