The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center encourages families to take advantage of the following resources.

Families Share Stories of Hope

At Cincinnati Children’s, we understand that it is helpful and reassuring to hear stories from families in similar situations. Read stories or watch videos about other families.

Center Talk

The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center publishes the Center Talk newsletter twice a year to provide information to families about events and educational articles about treatment and research studies.

Sickle Cell Education, Advocacy and Support Resources

Support at Cincinnati Children’s

Our Patient & Family Wellness Center includes specialists from Child Life, Financial Services, Pastoral Care, the School Intervention Program and Social Work. These specialists can provide:

  • Emotional, psychosocial and spiritual support
  • Assistance with schooling concerns
  • Information about additional resources (financial, insurance, community)

Guest Services at Cincinnati Children’s helps make a stay in Cincinnati more comfortable and convenient for out-of-town patients and families. The Guest Services team provides assistance with lodging, ground transportation and other concerns.

Summer Camp

The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s hosts a week-long summer camp every year at Joy Outdoor Education Center in Clarksville, OH. The staff works closely with the Cincinnati Children’s medical team to create a safe, supportive environment for children, no matter what their abilities. The camp is an opportunity for kids to develop new skills, form lasting friendships and build their self-esteem, all while having a great time. Patients are encouraged to bring a sibling. See details and request registration packet.