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Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease in Children

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Treatment for sickle cell disease involves preventing the most serious, long-term complications of the disease. Your child's multidisciplinary care team includes a hematologist (blood disorder specialist) and other pediatric specialists when needed. Together, we'll determine the best course of treatment, based on your child's age, health issues and medical history with specific medicines, procedures and therapies. We can also provide neurological evaluations, education, interventions and counseling. 

Even without a cure, kids with sickle cell can lead more normal and active lives. We focus on managing pain and treating the symptoms with medicine and other therapies.

Treatments We Provide

  • Blood Transfusion Program

    A blood transfusion treats many sickle cell symptoms such as anemia, chronic pain and acute chest syndrome. In rare cases, a transfusion can prevent a stroke.

  • Hydroxyurea

    This is a promising medication to help reduce the frequency of pain and acute chest syndrome. It may also help reduce the need for blood transfusions.