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Learn about the services, treatments and programs we offer at Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology. 

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Pediatric hematology (blood) services

The Pediatric Hematology team at Penn State Children's Hospital cares for children in and out of the hospital. We treat many kinds of blood disorders, including: 

  • Anemia
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Other hemoglobinopathies
    • Iron deficiency (low iron in the blood)
    • Red cell enzyme deficiencies
    • Red cell membrane disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
    • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (when the body destroys its own red blood cells)
    • Evans syndrome (when the body attacks its own red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets)
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders
    • Hemophilia (when the blood doesn’t clot properly)
    • Thrombotic conditions (blood clots)
    • Hemolytic disease in newborns (usually happens when a mother and baby have different blood types; antibodies can attack the child’s red blood cells)
  • Platelet disorders
    • Immune thrombocytopenia (also called ITP; the body destroys its blood platelets)

Penn State Children’s Hospital offers dedicated programs in several specific areas of hematology. These include:

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