• Why Refer to Us?

    At the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, our physicians, nurses and other clinical staff work collaboratively to provide the most effective treatment options for children with cancer, blood diseases and immune deficiency disorders.

    Each year, we care for more than 3,500 children and adolescents. Last year, we had more than 15,000 outpatient visits and 1,300 inpatient admissions and performed more than 90 blood and marrow transplants. Our facilities are designed to meet the needs of children and their families, allowing us to provide advanced diagnostic tests and therapies in a warm, friendly environment that encourages parental involvement in the decision-making process. We keep in close communication with referring physicians to ensure coordinated care.

    Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute Highlights

    • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having the nation’s No. 1 pediatric cancer program (2013) 
    • One of the largest freestanding pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs in the country 
    • Specialization in complex stem cell transplants from unrelated donors 
    • One of the largest Fanconi anemia comprehensive care centers in the world 
    • Strong translational research efforts that allow us to apply laboratory breakthroughs to the patient care setting quickly 
    • More than 30 senior cancer researchers and more than 100 research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies 
    • Comprehensive care for 80  kinds of immune deficiency and histiocytic disorders 
    • Services for newborns with sickle cell anemia, including tests to confirm a diagnosis, genetic counseling and medical care 
    • One of the few thrombosis centers in the United States specifically designed to provide comprehensive, pediatric care 
    • Physicians and researchers who provide leadership for national and international clinical studies, for groups that include the Children’s Oncology Group and New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium

    State-of-the-Art Transport Services

    Cincinnati Children’s provides state-of-the-art transport services for critically ill newborn and pediatric patients. We transport patients from local, regional, national and international referral sites. In-house teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to allow a rapid response. The team provides critical care transportation services for about 1,400 patients each year.

    To schedule a transport, contact the Transport Team dispatch center, 1-877-258-6416 (toll free) or 513-636-7525.

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