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Children’s Hospital of PittsburghOne Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of the four medical centers funded by Pennsylvania’s Division of Maternal and Child Health to receive newborn sickle cell screening test results. Since 1978, Children’s has been identifying children with sickle cell disease and providing children and parents with counseling, follow-up care and further genetic testing. Currently, Children’s hematologists and oncologists care for 250 children, teens and young adults up to 21 years of age with sickle cell disease.
The goal of Children’s Sickle Cell Program is to identify children with sickle cell disease as early as possible and effectively manage their condition to adulthood. An expert team of medical professionals who specialize in hematology/oncology make up the Sickle Cell Program staff. The team includes physicians, clinical nurse specialists, social workers and behavioral health specialists. Children’s offers two sickle cell clinics each week, and staff travel to two satellite clinic locations three times each year.
Children’s also is actively involved in both institutional and national studies that are investigating sickle cell disease and its management in an effort to improve the care of children with the disease. In addition, Children’s hematologists provide training for community physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, school officials and others regarding the proper treatment of children with sickle cell disease.
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