Many types of blood disorders can affect children, including problems with red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes or the proteins involved in bleeding and clotting.
Ongoing research improves outcomes
We collaborate with researchers at the University of Minnesota to combine scientific and clinical expertise to improve treatment in all aspects of hematology and hemostasis disorders. Our program is a close partner to the blood and marrow transplant (BMT) program in the treatment of Fanconi anemia, which is often treated by BMT.
We are also advancing the care of patients with sickle cell disease and continue to grow our sickle cell program, reaching more and more patients each year.
Connection to the renowned pediatric Heart Center
For young patients who are in heart failure and require the Berlin Heart® device, our specialists help manage patient care by monitoring patients’ blood flow through the state-of-the-art pump system. Our center is one of only 22 transplant programs in the country and the only hospital in the Twin Cities metro area approved to implant the Berlin Heart® into children. Learn more about our pediatric heart transplant program.
Lifetime approach to care
Children, adolescents and adults in our program benefit from a comprehensive, lifetime approach to care. Children are usually seen in our pediatric specialty clinic, complete with its own laboratory. They have access to a complete spectrum of clinical treatments including social and psychological assessment and therapy. Inpatient care is also available.
As a child ages, we are able to help transition care into the adult Hematology and Hemostasis program at University of Minnesota Medical Center. Affiliation with an adult program means a family with inherited disorders can stay together in one system for coordinated treatment.