White blood cells are the parts of blood that help the body fight infection. Also called leukocytes, they are made up of five different subtypes: basophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, monocytes and neutrophils.
A number of disorders can impact these important cells and typically occur when:
- White blood cell count is low
- White blood cell count is high
- White blood cells are not functioning properly
How Dana-Farber/Boston Children's approaches white blood cell disorders
Patients with White Blood Cell Disorders are treated through the Blood Disorders Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric hematology and oncology partnership between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.