Platelet Function Disorders in Children

  • Platelets are cells found in the blood that help control bleeding. When a child has a platelet disorder, a person’s blood may not be able to clot normally and they may develop a bleeding disorder.

    Most platelet disorders are acquired, meaning they appear spontaneously or as a result of an external factor; children usually aren’t born with the disorder.

    How Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center approaches platelet function disorders

    Children with all types of abnormal platelet function are treated through the Platelet Function Disorders Program.

    • Our program includes pediatric hematologists who have considerable 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 to unique clinical trials.

    • Our team includes world renowned researchers who are seeking to better understand and treat pediatric platelet disorders.

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