Expert Care for Children’s Blood Disorders
As a parent, your child's health and well-being trumps everything else. When faced with the possibility of a blood disorder, it's natural to feel uncertain about what lies ahead for your family.
But from the moment you step through the doors of our children’s hospitals, you're surrounded by a team of caring professionals who will offer guidance, support, and the best possible care for your child. Your journey is our journey, and we'll navigate it together.
Our commitment to your child's well-being extends to comprehensive care for blood disorders. The dedicated team at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health includes pediatric hematologists, advanced practice nurses, social workers, and psychologists, all working together for the benefit of your child.
Leading the Way for Pediatric Hematology in New Jersey
Our pediatric hematologists diagnose and treat a wide range of non-malignant blood and bone marrow disorders, both common and rare. Conditions like bleeding disorders, immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), sickle cell disease, thalassemia, anemias, and bone marrow failure disorders are among the many we manage. We're also the referral center for the State Newborn Screening for hemoglobinopathy, ensuring early detection and intervention for young patients.
Pediatric Hematology Programs and Services
Our pediatric hematologists work closely with pediatric oncologists and other specialists to provide a holistic approach to care. This collaboration ensures your child gets comprehensive treatment and support.
Services range from genetic testing and counseling to infusion therapies, stem cell transplantation, and reduced-intensity treatment plans for non-cancerous illnesses. The hematology services at our children’s hospitals include:
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Hematology registries and access to over 60 clinical trials
- Infusion therapies
- On-site laboratory
- Pain Management & Palliative Care
- Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
- State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services
- Stem cell transplantation and gene therapy*
*Service only available at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
Our Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program focuses on the diagnosis and management of bleeding and clotting disorders. Our Sickle Cell Disease Program enhances quality of life through education, preventative screening, and maintenance therapies. We even offer curative treatment options like gene therapy and stem cell / bone marrow transplantation.
We're dedicated to making your child's journey with a blood disorder as smooth and comfortable as possible, always with a focus on their well-being and future.
Our Pediatric Hematology Specialists
Our children’s hospital hematologists have trained at some of the nation’s most renowned health care organizations. They join forces with other pediatric specialists in New Jersey to provide a unified plan for every patient.
Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hematology / Oncology - 551-996-5437
Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular/Gene Therapies - 551-996-5600
Survivorship/Late Effects Program (Cure and Beyond) - 201-487-8987
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
19 Davis Ave, 5th Floor, Neptune, NJ 07753
Hematology / Oncology
Why Choose Us for Pediatric Hematology Services?
When you choose Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health for pediatric hematology services, you get:
Access to Hope for Sickle Cell Patients
Hackensack Meridian Children's Health is the first and largest hospital system in New Jersey to offer curative transplantation for children with sickle cell anemia. We go beyond the typical treatment by extending this life-changing option to patients without matched sibling donors, thanks to our participation in a national study.
Innovative Research for Non-Malignant Diseases
Our commitment to advancing care doesn't stop at diagnosis. We're at the forefront of a clinical trial focused on reduced-intensity conditioning regimens for non-malignant diseases, like sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Join us in shaping the future of pediatric hematology care.
Cutting-Edge Care Through the Thrombosis Program
Discover the latest in early detection and evidence-based treatments for blood clots in children through our thrombosis program. Led by hematological experts, we're dedicated to providing children at risk of, or diagnosed with, venous and arterial thrombosis with the most advanced care possible, including new anticoagulation and diagnostic protocols.
Children's Blood Disorder Success Stories
6-year-old on Road to Recovery After Bone Marrow Transplant
With a rare diagnosis called aplastic anemia, Piper received a transformative treatment to bring her blood counts back to normal.
New Hope for Sickle Cell Disease
As the first patient in New Jersey to undergo a gene therapy trial for sickle cell disease, 18-year-old Razel is free from the paralyzing pain that marked his childhood.