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Leading Hematology Care

The hematology clinic at Valley Children's provides a broad range of specialized services with a depth of experience to treat all kinds of blood disorders, from the most common to the rarest conditions. Our Center includes an outpatient unit with consultation rooms and an infusion center, as well as access to extensive child life services that ensure a family-centered experience.

The patient population is very diverse in hematology, reflecting the complex nature of the patients we manage. General hematology disorders such as anemia, thrombocytopenia, platelet disorders and white blood cell disorders are among some of the most common diagnoses we treat.

Why Choose Us?

As one of 140 Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) in the nation:

  • Our HTC is the only federally-funded center in the Central Valley, recognized for providing comprehensive care to individuals with bleeding and clotting problems such as hemophilia, thromboembolic disorders and von Willebrand disease.
  • Our Center conducts and contributes to many research initiatives, including the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) ongoing Universal Data Collection project, which benefits our bleeding disorder patients.
  • Valley Children’s hematologists and nursing teams collaborate with experts across the country to offer some of the newest treatments available for thalassemia, sickle cell disease and iron overload.

Support Services

Our hematology clinic sees more than 25 outpatient visits every day. Our team performs outpatient blood, platelet and immune-globulin transfusions as well as apheresis, for our pediatric patients who require these regimens. Specialized hematology programs include:

  • Hemoglobinopathy Program – Our program provides state-of-the-art management for sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, along with other hemoglobinopathy disorders which are very common in the Central Valley. Our program is the only one in the Central Valley to implement red blood cell apheresis.
  • Apheresis Program – Apheresis is a procedure that aims to prevent frequent emergency room visits for our patients with sickle cell disease by reducing crises.

To view the full range of the conditions we treat, please visit our Conditions We Treat page.

Learn more about:
Hemophilia in children
Bleeding disorders
Sickle cell