The Pediatric Hematology Program at BMC practices state-of-the-art medicine for children with blood diseases and offers a wide range of support services for patients and their families. We offer the following special patient-centered services and support.
The Pediatric Hematology Program at BMC offers a clinical and support services for patients and families coping with blood disorders, including:
The Pediatric STAR Unit provides a full range of tests, diagnostic procedures and treatments. Pain management is a priority, and the multidisciplinary program integrates state-of-the-art techniques to help ensure a child’s medical experience at BMC is as pain-free as possible.
Young women between the ages of 10 and 21 with blood and clotting disorders can find reassurance and solutions at through the BMC Adolescent Center’s innovative Menstrual Disorders Clinic. The only one of its kind in Massachusetts, the clinic offers the combined expertise of adolescent medicine specialists and pediatric hematologists to diagnose and treat a variety of menstrual disorders.
Teens with sickle cell disease between the ages of 18 and 22 can participate in the Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program’s Transition Clinic. The only one in Boston, the multidisciplinary clinic offers assistance from a pediatric hematologist, an adult hematologist, social workers, nurses and other service providers to prepare older teens and young adults to become patients who can effectively advocate for and manage their health and health care services.
When young adults with sickle cell disease transfer their medical and nonmedical care to adult services, they may find it difficult to understand all that is expected of them. The Sickle Cell Transition Guidebook provides information and resources to help young adults make a successful transition into the adult care setting. It can also help prepare them for a new role as an independent adult by exploring available medical, clinical, nutritional and social services to help them toward a longer, healthier and more successful life.