If your child has a blood disorder, it’s important to have a team of physicians and staff that can support them and help you manage the disease. These often ongoing conditions can be successfully treated with the help of a multidisciplinary team.
Comprehensive Treatment of Blood Disorders
Benign Hematology services include treatment of bleeding disorders, blood clotting disorders, bone marrow failure and disorders of white cells, red cells and platelets. Included in this subspecialty are several programs within our Hematology and Oncology program:
Sickle Cell Disease Program
The term Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) encompasses a group of inherited disorders of red blood cells. When your child has abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, in their red blood cells – they require treatment for SCD. Treatment for SCD requires frequent visits and monitoring for infections and complications, starting when your child is young and lasting throughout their childhood and adult life. Our Sickle Cell Disease program provides ongoing care for patients, including access to new therapies, chronic transfusion regimens and stem cell transplants. Therapies may include hydroxyurea and preventative transfusions.
Hemophilia Treatment Center
If your child has hemophilia, it can impact many areas of their life. However, successful management of the disease is possible with the right support. Our center offers the shared expertise of specialists in hematology, pharmacy, orthopedics, nutrition, social work and physical therapy. Irmel Ayala, M.D. is the Program Director of our Hemophilia Program.
Pediatric Thrombosis Program
This program is led by Neil Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally recognized researcher in this field. The multidisciplinary thrombosis team is focused solely on treating infants, children and teens who have developed a blood clot in the veins or arteries, including a comprehensive stroke program.
Bone Marrow Failure Program
John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is home to Florida’s largest pediatric blood and bone marrow transplantation program. If your child is in need of this lifesaving procedure, you are in good hands. Our program offers your family evaluation, treatment and support for bone marrow failure syndromes, including, if necessary, stem cell transplantation.