• Programs

    The Blood Disorders Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center features eight world-class treatment programs offering patients deep expertise and advanced therapies for specific conditions. Each program features an authority in his/her area of expertise as well as teams of subspecialists and nurses with focused training and years of proven experience.

    Alan Michelson MD 
    Alan Michelson, MD, a world leader in platelet research, is one of the many widely respected physicians leading our specialized clinical programs. 


    Bone Marrow Failure Program

    The Bone Marrow Failure Program is recognized as one of the nation’s best pediatric treatment and research programs for bone marrow failure and related conditions.

    Our patients have access to advanced treatments and diagnosis, including stem cell transplantation, DNA mutation identification through a certified laboratory, and ongoing clinical trials that are investigating new treatments

    The Boston Hemophilia Center

    The Boston Hemophilia Center is the largest hemophilia treatment center in New England.

    This federally funded center provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment, ongoing medical management, counseling and support, and access to new treatment approaches through clinical research.

    Myelodysplastic Syndrome Specialty Program

    The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Specialty Program has the expertise to diagnose and treat all subtypes of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including low grade and high-grade forms of the disease.

    We are one of the most experienced programs in the world at treating children with MDS, offering specialized diagnostic and treatment options that include stem cell transplant.

    Platelet Function Disorders Program

    The Platelet Function Disorders Program provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents with platelet function disorders as well as access to the most recent clinical trials.

    Under the direction of Alan Michelson, MD, the program is the leading authority on platelet disorder treatment and research.

    Rare Anemias & Iron Disorders Program

    The Rare Anemia and Iron Disorders Program provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for children with all types of rare anemias and iron disorders.

    Sickle Cell Program

    Specialists in the Sickle Cell Disease Program provide diagnosis, treatment and long-term health management for children and young adults with all types of sickle cell disease.

    Thalassemia Program

    The Thalassemia Program offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of thalassemia. Our innovative approach to patient care reduces the risk of complications and helps patients lead healthy, active lives during and after treatment.

    Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program

    The Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program provides comprehensive care and treatment for children with all forms of blood clots and clotting disorders, most notably thrombosis. With an emphasis on prevention, we treat children with deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clots in the limbs), pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), sinus venous thrombosis (blood clot in the brain), and arterial thrombosis.
  • Treatment Questions and New Patient Appointments

    Call 1-855-320-2091. We can answer your questions about treatment, second opinions, and new patient scheduling. In urgent cases, we typically can see new patients within 24 hours.
  • Clinical Trials

    Through clinical trials and research, our Blood Disorders Center is continuously advancing the treatment of blood disorders in children. callout bg
  • Treating Blood Disorders

    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Ellis Neufeld, MD talks about giving children with serious blood disorders a chance for a normal life.