Children can develop a condition called aplastic anemia. This happens when their bone marrow does not make enough of all of the types of blood cells. The Aplastic Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure Disorders program at Children's Hospital offers expert care and treatment of these bone marrow disorders.
Different types of blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets) are made in the bone marrow. These cells have different jobs in the body: white blood cells help fight infections; red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the body; the platelets help form blood clots.
Aplastic anemia can develop if
Because this condition requires comprehensive care and clinical expertise, a correct diagnosis from the beginning is important.
Services we offer
Our medical professionals and family support team members have experience and special interest in caring for children and young adults with blood disorders. We work closely with your family to determine the best treatment options and approach.
Our clinic offers comprehensive laboratory services to quickly and accurately make the correct diagnosis to bring treatment sooner to your child.
For those who need them, we can provide blood transfusion and intravenous medicine infusions in our clinic. This maximizes convenience and safety.
The medical professionals and support staff on our stem cell transplant team evaluate and treat patients diagnosed with aplastic anemia if a transplant is needed.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including: