A recent article in the Capital Business Journal, a Washington Post publication, about diversifying the local economy included information about how Children’s National is using data to help improve care for children with chronic conditions like sickle cell disease.
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The Sheikh Zayed Institute’s Pain Medicine Care Complex is one of only a few programs in the country focused exclusively on managing pain for infants, children, and teens. When children are unable to express their pain in words, our pediatric specialists have the unique insight to help.
"His future depended on the transplant, and I knew I had to do something to help," school nurse Deborah Owens, LPN, says. Learn how Owens went on to educate a community and save one child's life through bone marrow transplantation.
Children’s National provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
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.