• Hematology Programs

    Dr. Sieff with patient

    Our Blood Disorders Center features eight world-class treatment programs offering patients deep expertise and advanced therapies for specific conditions. Each hematology program features an authority in his/her area, as well as teams of subspecialists, nurses and social workers with focused training and years of proven experience.

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

    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.

    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 Anemia and Iron Disorders Program
    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 Disease 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.

    Vascular Anomalies Center
    Our specialists also provide hematology care within the Boston Children’s Hospital Vascular Anomalies Center, which brings together physicians and nurses from more than 17 medical and surgical specialties, all of whom have a clinical focus on vascular anomalies, to care for children and adults with a range of common and rare vascular tumors and malformations.

  • Appointments, Referrals and Second Opinions

    Phone: 617-355-8246
    Meet the team: Our hematologists
  • Clinical Trials

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

    Matthew Heeney, MD, clinical leader of the Sickle Cell Program, shares his care philosophy for patients managing sickle cell disease.