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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"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 Health System serves one of the largest sickle cell disease populations in the country, treating more than 1,400 children and young adults, from birth to age 21. Children’s National will hold a Sickle Cell Disease Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 am -noon for medical providers and 9:30 am – 4 pm for families and patients living with sickle cell at the main hospital, known as the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20010.
David Jacobsohn, MD, ScM, talks to WBOC-TV about stem cells and how they're used.
Emily Meier, MD, Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Program, talks about bone marrow transplants and sickle cell disease in a recent Washington Post article.