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Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Sickle Cell ProgramChildren's Hospital of The King's Daughters
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) is home to a comprehensive sickle cell program. Staffed by pediatric hematology physicians (doctors who treat blood disorders), nurse practitioners, trained nurse coordinators, social workers, an educational specialist, and a nutritionist, this multidisciplinary team will deliver highly specialized care to your child. The program also includes:
• Transfusion therapy
• Comprehensive hydroxyurea therapy
• Dedicated transition coordinator for patients transition to adult physicians
• Specialized pain management
• Comprehensive stroke clinic
• Conducts national clinical research
Appointments at multiple locations make treatment convenient and accessible to patients throughout Hampton Roads and surrounding regions.
Sickle Cell Anemia is the most common form of sickle cell disease. Children who have the disease inherit two genes for sickle hemoglobin — one from each parent. There is no cure for sickle cell anemia but there are treatments to help prevent complications. Research has shown that children cared for in a comprehensive sickle cell center have fewer complications and a better quality of life.
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