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Blood Disorders Center

Blood Disorders - doctor with pediatric patient and family member

Pediatric blood disorders include a wide range of conditions that affect red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, as well as blood proteins related to bleeding and clotting disorders. Some of these conditions are inherited and passed down from parents who carry the abnormal (mutated) gene. Others are acquired.

Children with blood disorders are treated through the Blood Disorders Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric hematology and oncology partnership between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.

Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures personalized management plans that meet the medical, physical, emotional, and informational needs of each hematology patient and family. Our hematology team integrates expertise from:

  • Highly skilled and experienced pediatric hematologists, pediatric hematology nurse practitioners, and nurses
  • Experts from every pediatric medical subspecialty, including immunologists and hematopathologists (pathologists specializing in childhood blood disorders), among others
  • Social workers, child life specialists, psychologists, and clinical dietitians who provide supportive care before, during, and after treatment

Types of Blood Disorders We Treat

Red blood cell and iron disorders

White blood cell disorders

Bone marrow failure syndromes

Bleeding disorders

Thrombosis and anticoagulation disorders

  • Antithrombin deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Protein C deficiency
  • Protein S deficiency
  • Prothrombin gene mutation
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis

Autoimmune blood cell disorders

Other blood disorders

Specialized Treatment Programs for Childhood Blood Disorders

Please visit the Boston Children’s Hospital website to learn more about our Blood Disorders Center, including information about: