Platelet Function Disorders in Children

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Contact the Platelet Function Disorders Program

Platelets are cells in the blood stream that help the blood to clot so that your child will stop bleeding. If your child has a platelet function disorder, her blood may not be able to clot normally which results in an increased risk of bleeding.

  • Platelet function disorders can be acquired through external factors, such as another illness or medication.
  • Platelet function disorders can also be caused by a genetic mutation, in which case the children are born with the disorder.

How Dana-Farber/Boston Children's approaches platelet function disorders

Children with all types of abnormal platelet function are treated through the Platelet Function Disorders Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

  • Our program includes pediatric hematologists with specialized expertise in diagnosing and treating platelet disorders.
  • We provide comprehensive care to children and adolescents, including access to the most recent treatments and to unique clinical trials.
  • Our team includes world renowned researchers who are seeking to better understand and treat pediatric platelet disorders.

Learn more

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