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Beta Thalassemia

Beta thalassemia is caused by genetic defects that control the production of hemoglobin, and treatment includes regular blood transfusions. Learn more about this condition.

Biliary Atresia

Biliary atresia is a chronic, progressive liver problem that becomes evident shortly after birth. 


A biopsy is a procedure in which doctors guide hollow needles into the body toward an area of interest and remove a portion (specimen) within the needle so that a pathologist can analyze it under the microscope.

Biotinidase Deficiency

An inherited disorder characterized by a deficiency of the biotinidase enzyme needed to metabolize a B vitamin.

Birth Defects

A "birth defect" is a health problem or physical change, which is present in a baby at the time he or she is born.

Birth Marks and Congenital Lesions

Birthmarks are areas of discolored and/or raised skin that are apparent at birth or within a few weeks of birth. Birthmarks are made up of malformed pigment cells or blood vessels.


A blister is a circular-shaped bump on the skin containing bloody or clear fluid.

Blood Stem Cell Collection

Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection is a procedure where volunteer donors (relatives or siblings) or patients donate their stem cells through apheresis for allogeneic and autologous blood and marrow transplantation. Learn more about this treatment.

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.