Anemia and RBC Disorders
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
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.