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Blood and Marrow

Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

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

A bone marrow transplant (BMT) is a treatment for children with certain types of cancer or other diseases to replace a child’s diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. Learn more about this treatment.

Cellular Therapy Treatment

Cellular therapy uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer and infections. Learn more about this treatment.


Children with hemophilia lack the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins (called “factors”) in their blood that are necessary for clotting. Learn more about this condition.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a platelet disorder that occurs in people who have an abnormally low number of platelets in the blood. Learn more about this condition.

Infant Sickle Cell Program

Sickle cell disease is caused by a change in the genes for hemoglobin, which carries oxygen inside the red blood cells. Discover how our Infant Sickle Cell Program team of specialists provides education about the diagnosis, supportive care, and treatment options to families.

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a group of very rare, life-threatening diseases that are present at birth. Learn more about this condition.

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin. Learn how your child may be affected and the innovative treatments that are available.


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 in the body). Learn more about this condition.