Conditions & Treatments
More than 2,700 patients receive blood transfusions each year at Children’s National’s hospital and Regional Outpatient Centers, including approximately 7,500 red blood cells, 2,000 plasma, 3,000 platelets and 900 cryoprecipitate units.
Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancer cells.
Our oncology (cancer) team provides expert care for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.
Radiation therapy (also called radiation oncology) uses special kinds of energy waves or particles to fight cancer.
With exclusive access to new treatments, the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Children’s National offers renewed hope for a good outcome to all families.
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).
An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart.
Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness and muscle tone caused by inadequate blood supply to the brain. Syncope is sometimes also called fainting.