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Aplastic Anemia in Children

  • Normally, bone marrow produces all of the blood cells your child’s body needs. Aplastic anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when the bone marrow fails to make enough of all types of blood cells: red cells, white cells and platelets. Aplastic anemia was once fatal in many cases. However, treatment for children with the condition has improved significantly due to innovative new therapies, including stem cell transplantation and effective supportive care.

    How Dana-Farber/Boston Children's approaches aplastic anemia

    At Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, our Bone Marrow Failure Program provides comprehensive treatment for children with aplastic anemia. We are a national pediatric hematology oncology referral center, with one of the most experienced, multidisciplinary teams in the diagnosis and treatment of aplastic anemia.

    • We offer specialized diagnostic and treatment options, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
    • We offer direct referral to Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program, one of the nation’s oldest and most experienced pediatric stem cell transplant programs.
    • Our pediatric hematology experts provide your child with ongoing, comprehensive follow-up care to manage the symptoms of aplastic anemia.
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