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Treatments

At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special attention to your child's physical and emotional needs. Discover more information about available treatments from the Sickle Cell Disease Program. 

Blood Transfusion

 There are several reasons why a child may require a blood transfusion, including anticipated loss of blood during a surgery or diseases such as leukemia. Learn more about this life-saving treatment.

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. Learn more about this treatment.

Cancer Surgery

Our expert surgical oncology team provides the full spectrum of surgical treatment for children with cancer.

Hydroxyurea

Learn how hydroxyurea prevents pain that occurs from sickle cell disease, including acute chest syndrome, stroke and the need for blood transfusions.