Hematology Program

Children’s Hospital partners with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin to provide comprehensive services for children of all ages and adults with blood diseases. Many of these diseases, like sickle cell disease, hemophilia or von Willebrand disease, will affect patients for their entire lives. We work with patients and their families to help ensure ongoing health and well-being.

Our specialists research and use innovative therapies to treat all types of blood disorders. Children’s Hospital was among the first to treat children with sickle cell disease using hydroxyurea, a medication that helps reduce hospitalizations, pain crises and the need for blood transfusions. We provide additional services to patients and families affected by blood disorders, including educational programs, special tests, ongoing medication management and genetic counseling.

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Support for survivors and their families

How will a diagnosis or treatment for childhood cancer or a blood disorder affect your child’s health and well-being in the future? Learn about our Next Steps Survivorship Program.