Pediatric Blood Diseases and Disorders

Pediatric Blood Diseases and Disorders

Hematology

The Pauline Allen Gill Center brings together one of the largest dedicated pediatric hematology medical staffs in the country equipped with the latest diagnostic capabilities and therapies available for children with blood disorders.

The hematology programs at the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders are among the nation’s top programs for children with blood and bone marrow disorders. Approximately 400 children are evaluated each year by experienced hematologists, hematology nurses and nurse practitioners and research coordinators. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Auto-immune hemolytic anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Neutropenia
  • Post-splenectomy state
  • Splenomegaly
  • Thrombocytopenia

Comprehensive Care

  • Children's Health has the largest number of physicians in North Texas whose practice is solely hematology (non-malignant blood disorders).
  • Our inpatient nurses complete an extensive orientation and must pass an Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) biotherapy provider course and test. Our outpatient nurses are specialized by patient population, including oncology, hematology, sickle cell, hemophilia and bleeding disorders and stem cell transplant.
  • Children’s Health has been designated as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which puts us in the top 7 percent of the world’s hospitals and is a reflection of the excellence of our nursing staff.

Groundbreaking Research

  • The hematology program at Children's Health participates in National Institutes of Health funded clinical trials networks in hemostasis, transfusion medicine and thalassemia. 
  • The Sickle Cell Program at the Gill Center has lead the way in defining the use of penicillin to prevent infections in infants, and moved the management of fevers in low-risk patients out of the hospital and back home.
  • Our Bleeding Disorders Program is one of only 130 centers in the United States, and five in Texas, with a comprehensive hemophilia treatment program. From genetic counseling and early diagnosis—including care of the mother during pregnancy—through ongoing education programs, the team works closely with family, schools, and other medical and dental care providers to prevent bleeding episodes.
  • The Bone Marrow Failure Program at the Gill Center treats a group of rare and very complex disorders. Relying on a panel of subspecialists including endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, orthopedists, cardiologist and others, we have an unsurpassed breadth and depth of expertise to bring to your child’s care.

Meet the Care Team