Platelet Function Disorders Program
Our specialists in the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center Platelet Function Disorders Program provide compassionate, comprehensive care for children and adolescents with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) and other platelet disorders.
- As a world leader in research on ITP and other platelet disorders, our program can offer your child access to the latest treatments and clinical trials in the field.
- Our program includes pediatric hematologists with extensive experience diagnosing and treating all types of childhood platelet disorders, including ITP.
- Our team includes a team of dedicated researchers who are seeking to better understand and treat pediatric platelet disorders.
At the Platelet Function Disorders Program, our comprehensive care team includes:
- pediatric hematologists with expertise in platelet function disorders
- an experienced nursing staff
- social workers
- access to expert pediatric subspecialists
Conditions treated by our specialists at the Platelet Function Disorders Program include:
- immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), both chronic and acute
- drug-induced thrombocytopenia
- other causes of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
- other platelet function 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.
The Center for Platelet Research Studies is an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary center for the study of platelet function.
We host a unique website, www.itpkids.org, for children with a platelet disorder called ITP. The site offers helpful information about ITP and its treatment, as well as information about participating in important research opportunities.