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Texas Children’s Hospital

Cancer & Hematology Centers
Clinical Care Center
14th Floor, 6701 Fannin St.
Houston, Texas, United States
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The Sickle Cell Center at Texas Children’s Hematology Center offers comprehensive family-centered care for children with this complex blood disorder. Their individualized course of treatment includes patient care, education, psychosocial support services, screening and counseling for children and their families. Serving over 1,000 children each year, this program is one of the largest in Texas. The Sickle Cell Program offers the latest treatments including hydroxyurea, transfusions and stem cell transplantation.

Their multidisciplinary team is made up of board-certified pediatric hematologists, hematology-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants, research staff and social workers. In addition, they offer psychological support and counseling services to help families cope with difficult social, emotional and financial issues brought on by the disease’s medical complications, especially debilitating pain crises. Texas Children’s Sickle Cell Program offers excellent ambulatory services, including outpatient blood transfusion and pain treatment programs, a sickle cell pulmonary clinic, sickle cell stroke clinic and genetic counseling, all in one location.