• Blood Disorders Center

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    The Blood Disorders Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and preventive services for a wide range of non-malignant blood disorders and diseases. Your child will receive care from some of the world’s most experienced hematologists with deep experience in the conditions they treat.

    With locations in Boston, Lexington, Peabody, Waltham and Weymouth, MA; Dana-Farber/Boston Children's provides patients access to some of the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available, including:

    • Eight specialized programs under the direction of world-renowned experts.
    • Bone marrow testing, a wide array of blood analysis, fetal blood sampling and comprehensive hematopathology and radiology services for accurately diagnosing conditions.
    • A wide array of treatment options, including blood transfusions and iron chelation and stem cell transplant.
    • A multidisciplinary approach to treating bleeding disorders, hemogloinopathies and bone marrow failure disorders.
    • Access to new treatment approaches through ongoing clinical trials.

    Our Treatment Teams

    For each of our patients, we assemble a team of doctors and subspecialists that allow us to consider all options for treatment and develop the most appropriate treatment plan. A typical patient-care team will include:

    • Pediatric hematologist/oncologists
    • Pediatric hematopathologists
    • Pediatric hematology nurse practitioners
    • Designated hematology patient coordinators

    Our team also draws on the expertise and knowledge of a variety of subspecialists and support staff, including specialists in genetics and pediatric stem cell transplant. Meet our team of pediatric hematologists.

    Dr. David Williams David A. Williams, MD, Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was recently inducted as President of the American Society of Hematology. ASH, the world’s largest professional society of hematologists, promotes research, patient care, education, training and advocacy. Its official journal, Blood, is the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field.
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      Stem Cell Transplant

      We offer years of expertise and best-in-class facilities when a stem cell transplant is part of a child's treatment plan.

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      Blood Transfusions

      We perform thousands of blood transfusions each year, and have expertise in treating iron overload, the leading side effect of chronic transfusions.

    • Research & Innovation

      Research & Innovation

      As a scientific leader in the advancement of blood disorder treatment, we have a long history of achievements.

  • Appointments, Referrals and Second Opinions

    Call 1-855-320-2091 to schedule with us.
  • Clinical Trials

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

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    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

  • The Durkin Family


    ABC News profiles three siblings treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s for the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).