Sickle Cell Disease
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For appointments with the Adult Clinic, please contact: 617.638.6428
For appointments with the Pediatric Clinic, please contact: 617.414.4841
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For referrals to the Pediatric Clinic, please contact: 617.414.4841Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BMC’s Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease is the largest center of its kind in New England, serving more than 450 patients annually, from newborns to adults. The center’s multidisciplinary team is committed to providing patients across their lifespan with highly personalized care to manage their symptoms associated with the disease so they can live as normal a life as possible.
The SCD team includes physicians and a nurse practitioner from pediatric and adult hematology, adult and pediatric primary care, and other specialties as well as nurses, social workers, case management and a patient navigator to help guide patients through their care. The program focuses on providing consistent care between the Emergency Department, inpatient services, and outpatient clinics. The program utilizes the pediatric STAR unit and the Infusion Center in the adult Hematology/Oncology clinic for outpatient transfusions and pain management.
Features of the Center
- Largest combined SCD pediatric and adult population within one center in New England
- Studying how sickle cell disease affects the body and investigating new potential treatments
- Expertise in the transition of care from pediatrics to adulthood
- Expertise in management of the complications of SCD with medical and surgical specialists who treat our patients
- Expertise in pain management
- Continued development of new initiatives to improve patient care
Moakley Building 617.638.6428
Yawkey Center 617.414.4841
Patients with blood disorders receive consultation and treatment for a broad range of benign conditions, such as hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell anemia and thalassemia), hemochromatosis, bleeding and thrombotic disorders (von Willebrand's disease and hemophilia), hypercoagulable states, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplasia and anemia, and malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Conditions We Treat
Hemoglobinopathies, Red Blood Cell Disorders
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Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hemoglobin C Disease, Hemoglobinopathies
Sickle Cell Disease
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