While blood disorders are noncancerous, some can be life threatening – and they all affect a child’s quality of life.
Children’s growing bodies deserve care from the most practiced specialists around, working as one team to deliver outstanding care. At Wolfson Children’s, we believe that the best approach to caring for your child is by including your family as part of the care team. This collaboration enables you to be a part of the decision-making process when it comes to the planning and delivery of your child’s treatment. As partners, we will work together throughout your child’s health journey.
Whether the condition involves red or white blood cells, platelets or bone marrow, our expert hematology team provides the most advanced treatments around for children. We are involved in research, studies and clinical trials, and provide cutting-edge treatment options and protocols based on the latest medical advancements. We have one of three federally funded comprehensive hemophilia treatment centers in Florida, as well as a pediatric sickle cell center.
Conditions We Treat
We provide care for children with a variety of acute and chronic blood disorders.
Red and White Blood Cell Disorders
- Congenital and acquired aplastic anemia
- Congenital and acquired hemolytic anemias
- Immuno-hematological disorders
- Neutrophil function defects
- Sickle cell anemia and other hemoglobinopathies
Bleeding, Clotting and Platelet Disorders
- Congenital and acquired bleeding disorders/hemophilia
- Thrombocytopenias/ thrombocytosis
- Other coagulopathies
Other Blood Disorders
- Vascular and lymphatic malformations
Treatments We Offer
Our expert hematology team will customize a treatment plan to ensure your child gets the exact care needed in order to achieve the best result. The team will factor in the severity of the condition, your child’s age and tolerance to different kinds of medications and therapies, and choose from the latest clinical trials and treatment protocols.
Your child’s care team includes pediatric hematologists with deep experience in blood disorders, specialized nurses, researchers and other highly skilled specialists who work together to create a plan for initial treatment and ongoing after care.
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