Comprehensive Care for Hemoglobinopathies
Hemoglobinopathies are a group of blood diseases in which patients inherit a problem producing an essential protein called hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells. Hemoglobin carries oxygen around our body.
Patients with hemoglobinopathies like sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia have abnormal hemoglobin, making their red blood cells look and behave differently. Patients with sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia require carefully monitored care such as chronic transfusion therapy. Our comprehensive Sickle Cell Center is a national leader in caring for children with these kinds of disorders.