Pediatric General Hematology Program
What to Expect in Pediatric Blood Disorders Evaluation
Many children who are seen by their pediatricians may be referred to our pediatric blood disorder program at the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center due to an abnormal laboratory test or symptoms of a possible blood disorder. Diagnosis of a blood disorder is made using specialized laboratory tests performed by the Rhode Island Hospital Laboratory. Some children may require blood transfusions or other therapies, while many do not.
With our care, most patients enjoy healthy, active daily lives, fully participating in school or work, non-contact sports, and other activities.
Our Team of Caregivers
Our team, which includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, phlebotomists, social workers, medical assistants, psychologists, registered dietitians, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, child life specialists, and administrative staff, collaborates to enable the quickest possible diagnosis of your child’s condition and a timely start to therapy as well as superb follow-up care.
- Treatment for blood disorders
- Laboratory and diagnostic evaluations, with follow-up care
- State-of-the-art therapies
- 24-hour on-call medical coverage
- Access to knowledgeable and experienced medical staff
While undergoing an intense regimen of infusions and treatment for Hemophilia B, Logan had a goal that kept him on track. He achieved it. Watch Logan walk at his high school graduation.
Among the Blood Disorders We Treat
We diagnose and treat a wide range of non-malignant blood disorders including:
- Bone marrow failure syndromes
- Immune Thrombocytopenia
- Iron deficiency
Pediatric General Hematology Center Research
We have a number of open clinical trials in pediatric non-malignant blood disorders.
If you are a researcher and would like more information about research opportunities, please visit the Lifespan research administration website.