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.

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.

Infant Sickle Cell Program

Our Infant Sickle Cell Program team of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, genetic counselors and development specialists provides education about the diagnosis, supportive care, and treatment options to families.

Sickle Cell Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplant is the only treatment that can cure sickle cell disease, but only 20-30 percent of patients who need one have a matching sibling to donate bone marrow for them.