Anemia And Red Blood Cell Disorders Program
At the Anemia and Red Blood Cell Disorders Program at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, we care for children with a number of conditions that affect the red blood cells. Children we treat have conditions that include:
Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center is known for our science-driven approach. In fact, we’re home to one of the world's most extensive pediatric hospital research enterprises; and we partner with elite health care and biotech organizations around the globe. But as specialists in innovative, family-centered care, our physicians never forget that your child is precious, and not just a patient.
Our program has adopted a family-centered model of care. From your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting all of your family’s physical and psychosocial needs. Our services include:
- comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment
- ongoing medical management
- counseling and support
- access to new treatment approaches through clinical research
Anemia is one of the most common pediatric disorders. Children's hematologist Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD, talks about screening for anemia and clues that pediatricians can look for when trying to determine the type and cause. More
There are a number of different potential causes of anemia: nutrient deficiencies, genetic disorders, autoimmune problems, cancers and other diseases. In many cases, treating the underlying disorder is the best way to treat the anemia.