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Hematology


When your child is diagnosed with a blood or bone marrow disorder, finding the right specialist is the first step in getting quality care, and we have the largest, most comprehensive team in the region. The pediatric hematology specialists at Children’s National Medical Center are recognized leaders in the field and experts in caring for kids.

This combination of patient and family-focused care and medical expertise is one reason Children’s National is consistently rated among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation.

Conditions Treated
We provide inpatient and outpatient services to diagnose and treat a wide range of blood diseases and bone marrow disorders, including:
• Anemia (all types)
Hemophilia
• Histiocyte Disorders
• Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
• Myelofibrosis
• Sickle Cell Disease
Thalassemia
• Thrombophilia and Thrombotic (Clotting) Disorder

Programs and Services

Related Links:
• Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory
• Referral Guidelines for Pediatricians


Save the date!
8th International Conference on Pediatric Renal Tumor Biology
Presented by the Pablove Foundation and Children’s National Medical Center
Date: May 8-10, 2013
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, MD
A specialist at Children’s National for more than 30 years, Division Chief Naomi L.C. Luban, MD, leads a multidisciplinary team of dedicated physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, and physical therapists.

We believe care should be specific and unique to meet the needs of each child. To help meet those needs, children with certain conditions are followed through special programs at Children’s National, including:
Potomac Power
We also know the best care means treating a whole person, not simply an illness. Children’s Division of Hematology and Division of Oncology, bring teens with cancer together through an exciting program called Potomac Power.

To counter the isolation and difficulties our young patients often face during cancer treatment, Potomac Power promotes social support and peer relationships through fun group activities around the Washington, DC, area, like going to a baseball game, the movies, or dinner.

Support for Families at Children’s National
When a child is ill, we recognize that it affects the entire family. Hematology patients and their families can request assistance through the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Patient and Family Support Program. The program provides comprehensive mental health and psychosocial services and resources for all patients, their parents, and siblings.

Research at Children’s
Our specialists are dedicated to finding new and more effective therapies for children with blood and bone marrow disorders, and to ultimately discover cures.

Our division specialists and colleagues at Children’s National are involved in cutting-edge research and clinical trials to improve the health and outcomes for patients, including research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Speak to your child’s physician if you wish to learn more about enrolling your child in a clinical trial.

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