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The Hematology Program

With the region's most comprehensive pediatric diagnosis, treatment and support programs, the Hematology Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado is internationally recognized for expertise in hemophilia, bleeding and clotting disorders, hematological diseases and immuno-hematological diseases. Our Program also houses the pediatric components of the University of Colorado Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center and the Colorado Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center.

What is hematology?

Hematology is the treatment and study of blood. This includes the bone marrow in which cells are produced, the circulating cells (including red blood cells) that carry and deliver oxygen, the platelets that participate in clotting and injury repair, and white blood cells that fight infection.

Hematology is also the study of the coagulation, which is the clotting of blood so that a person does not excessively bleed when cut or injured.

At Children’s Colorado, the science behind hematology helps our doctors care for patients with blood disorders that can affect oxygen levels, clotting and the ability to fight infection.

Why choose Children’s Colorado for hematology and blood disorders?

Children’s Colorado has nationally and internationally renowned experts in all phases of hematology including red blood cells, platelets, white blood cells and the clotting of plasma. Our hematology expertise is unmatched in the Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Our doctors are also leading researchers in their field and have published groundbreaking research about the care and treatment of babies, kids and young adults with blood and clotting disorders.

What services and support do we provide?

  • Board-certified pediatric hematologists
  • Specialized hematology RNs, PNPs, FNPs, PAs, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, therapeutic recreation/child life specialists, discharge coordinators and physical therapists
  • Blood transfusions and erythrocytapheresis (a procedure by which erythrocytes, commonly known as red blood cells, are separated from whole blood)
  • Partnership with the Children’s Colorado Bone Marrow Transplant Program for severe hematologic disease
  • Partnership with the Children’s Colorado Blood Donor Center and Bonfils Blood Center
  • Partnership with the Experimental Therapeutics Program
  • Consultation
  • Second opinions
  • Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
  • Family support services and accommodation assistance
  • Referral to home infusion therapies and professional services
  • Inpatient and outpatient local and regional care management
  • Long-term management, support and follow up
  • An on-site infusion center with specialized staffing for high-acuity care
  • School visits
  • Community outreach education

Our clinics and treatment

Our hematology experts provide care for the following clinics and conditions:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • General hematology
  • Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center 
    • Bleeding disorders: hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, platelet dysfunction, Women’s Bleeding Clinic, afibrinogenemia and other rare bleeding disorders 
    • Stroke: Acute ischemic stroke, perinatal stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral sinus venous thrombosis
    • Thrombosis and thrombophilia, including a separate antiphospholipid antibody syndrome clinic
  • Immunohematology
  • Sickle cell

Our hematology specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your child and family.

Patient and family support programs

Please ask us for more information about any of the following support programs:

  • Camp programs for patients and siblings
  • Lodging assistance
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation and other wish organizations
  • Parent support groups
  • Recreational services for the physically disabled
  • Spanish-speaking family support group
  • Wilderness Program