The Sickle Cell Clinic at Texas Children’s Hematology Center offers comprehensive family-centered care for children with this complex blood disorder. Our individualized course of treatment includes patient care, education, psychosocial support services, screening and counseling for children and their families. Serving over 1,000 children each year, our clinic is one of the largest in Texas. The Sickle Cell Clinic offers the latest treatments including hydroxyurea, transfusions and stem cell transplantation.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of board-certified pediatric hematologists, hematology-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants, research staff and social workers. In addition, we offer psychological support and counseling services to help families cope with difficult social, emotional and financial issues brought on by the disease’s medical complications, especially debilitating pain crises. Texas Children’s Sickle Cell Program offers excellent ambulatory services, including outpatient blood transfusion and pain treatment programs, a sickle cell pulmonary clinic, sickle cell stroke clinic and genetic counseling, all in one location.
When it’s time for patients to transition to adult sickle cell care, we continue to provide support through our affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine.