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  • Blood Disorders Center

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    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides comprehensive care for a wide range of non-malignant blood disorders. Patients at our Blood Disorders Center have access to some of the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available, including:

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    • Bone marrow testing, blood analysis, fetal blood sampling and comprehensive hematopathology and radiology services for accurately diagnosing conditions
    • A wide array of treatment options, including blood transfusions, iron chelation and stem cell transplant
    • Eight specialized programs under the direction of world-renowned experts on blood clots, bone marrow failure, hemophilia, myelodysplastic syndrome, platelet function disorder, rare anemias and iron disorders, sickle cell disease and thalassemia
    • A multidisciplinary approach to treating bleeding disorders, hemoglobinopathy and bone marrow failure disorders
    • Access to new treatment approaches through ongoing clinical trials
    • Expert second opinions (in-person or online) for complex medical questions or decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan for your child

    Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about Dana-Farber/Boston Children's approach to pediatric blood disorders.

    Our Specialized Programs

    Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program

    The Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program provides comprehensive care and treatment for children with all forms of blood clots and clotting disorders, most notably thrombosis. With an emphasis on prevention, we treat children with deep vein thrombosis (also known as DVT, or blood clots in the limbs), pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), sinus venous thrombosis (blood clot in the brain), and arterial thrombosis.

    Learn more about our Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program

    Bone Marrow Failure Program

    The Bone Marrow Failure Program is recognized as one of the nation’s best pediatric treatment and research programs for bone marrow failure and related conditions. Our patients have access to advanced treatment and diagnosis, including stem cell transplantation, DNA mutation identification through a certified laboratory, and ongoing clinical trials that are investigating new treatments.

    Learn more about our Bone Marrow Failure Program

    The Boston Hemophilia Center

    The Boston Hemophilia Center is the largest hemophilia treatment center in New England. This federally funded center provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment, ongoing medical management, counseling and support, and access to new treatment approaches through clinical research.

    Learn more about the Boston Hemophilia Center

    Myelodysplastic Syndromes Specialty Program

    The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Specialty Program diagnoses and treats all subtypes of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including low-grade and high-grade forms of the disease. We are one of the most experienced programs in the world at treating children with MDS, offering specialized options that include stem cell transplant.

    Learn more about our Myelodysplastic Syndromes Specialty Program

    Platelet Function Disorders Program

    The Platelet Function Disorders Program provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents with platelet function disorders, as well as access to the most recent clinical trials.

    Learn more about our Platelet Function Disorders Program

    Rare Anemias and Iron Disorders Program

    The Rare Anemias and Iron Disorders Program provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for children with all types of rare anemias and iron disorders.

    Learn more about our Rare Anemias and Iron Disorders Program

    Sickle Cell Disease Program

    Specialists in the Sickle Cell Disease Program provide diagnosis, treatment and long-term health management for children and young adults with all types of sickle cell disease.

    Learn more about our Sickle Cell Disease Program

    Thalassemia Program

    The Thalassemia Program offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of thalassemia. Our innovative approach to patient care reduces the risk of complications and helps children lead healthy, active lives during and after treatment.

    Learn more about our Thalassemia Program

    Conditions We Treat

    There are many different types of blood disorders, which can involve problems with the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, or the proteins involved in bleeding and clotting.

    The hematologists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provide comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and preventive services for all types of non-malignant blood disorders. At our Blood Disorders Center, patients receive care from some of the world’s most experienced hematologists with deep experience in the conditions we treat, including:

    Red blood cell and iron disorders

    Bleeding disorders

    Thrombosis and anticoagulation disorders

    • Factor V Leiden
    • Prothrombin gene mutation
    • Protein C deficiency
    • Protein S deficiency
    • Antithrombin deficiency
    • Stroke
    • Thrombosis

    Autoimmune blood cell disorders

    Bone marrow failure syndromes

    White blood cell disorders

    Other blood disorders

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