Treatments

At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special attention to both their physical and emotional needs.

Here are some of the particular treatments we use to care for our patients.

Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Allogeneic transplantation is a procedure in which a person receives hematopoietic (blood-forming) or blood stem cells, from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor.

Beta Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia)

Thalassemia is an inherited disorder that affects the production of normal hemoglobin (a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body). Thalassemia includes a number of different forms of anemia.

Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Allogeneic transplantation is a procedure in which a person receives hematopoietic (blood-forming) or blood stem cells, from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor.

Blood Stem Cell Collection

Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection is a procedure where volunteer donors (relatives or siblings) or patients donate their stem cells through apheresis for allogeneic and autologous blood and marrow transplantation.

Blood Transfusion

More than 2,700 patients receive blood transfusions each year at Children’s National Health System’s hospital and Regional Outpatient Centers, including approximately 7,500 red blood cell, 2,000 plasma, 3,000 platelets, and 900 cryoprecipitate units.

Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells when unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancer cells.

Clinical Trials

Our oncology (cancer) team provides expert care for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.

Experimental Therapeutics

Our oncology (cancer) team offers access to experimental therapeutics, including the newest anticancer drugs.