Platelet Function Disorders Program
Who we are
If your child has been diagnosed with a platelet disorder, our pediatric hematologists at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center can evaluate her, explain why it may have occurred and provide her with the best available treatment options.
We’re known for our science-driven approach. In fact, we are home to one of the world's most extensive pediatric hospital research enterprises, and our Platelet Function Disorders Program is part of the multi-institution Center for Platelet Research. Our director, Alan Michelson, MD, is a world leader in platelet research and the author of the premier textbook on the subject.
Young patients with acquired or inherited platelet disorders are treated through our Platelet Function Disorders Program.
- Our program includes pediatric hematologists with extensive experience diagnosing and treating all types of childhood platelet disorders.
- We provide comprehensive care to children and adolescents, including access to the most recent treatments and clinical trials.
- Our team includes a team of dedicated researchers who are seeking to better understand and treat pediatric platelet disorders.
Alan Michelson, MD, is the foremost expert in the field of platelets and platelet disorders. He is the editor of Platelets, the premier academic text on these conditions, as well as director of the Center for Platelet Research Studies, one of the world’s most active research programs in platelet disorders.
We host a unique website, www.itpkids.org, for children with a platelet disorder called Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The site offers helpful information about ITP and its treatment, as well as information about participating in important research opportunities.