The Hematology Program offers comprehensive services for the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with acute and chronic blood diseases. The program includes general hematology services, the Sickle Cell Disease Program and the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders, which are internationally known for their clinical care and research expertise.
The Hematology Program treats:
- Bleeding disorders.
- Clotting disorders.
- Sickle cell disease.
- von Willebrand disease.
The program continues to explore and use novel therapies to treat sickle cell disease. The program was among the first to use hydroxyurea therapy in pediatric patients and has collaborated with the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program to offer transplants. Outpatient services include focused clinics for comprehensive visits and hydroxyurea therapy.
The program is a nationally recognized, federally funded center of excellence for bleeding and thrombotic disorders, and includes one of the country's leading basic research programs in hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
- Sickle Cell Disease Program
Children's Hospital offers comprehensive family-centered care to children affected by sickle cell disease. It provides services beyond those provided by a child's personal physician or clinic. The center is a National Institutes of Health-funded Basic and Translational Research Program, one of only 11 sites nationwide.
- Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders
Children's Hospital and BloodCenter of Wisconsin teamed up to form the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders which serves more than 1,500 children and 1,000 adults throughout Wisconsin, upper Michigan and northern Illinois. The center provides a variety of services, including diagnostic and specialized testing, physician consultation, ongoing medical management and genetic counseling. To make an appointment, call the CCBD office at (414) 257-2424.