At Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health, we provide best-in-class treatment for children with blood disorders. Our team includes dedicated pediatric hematologists, advanced practice nurses, social workers and psychologists, and pain and palliative care clinicians. We diagnose and treat conditions, including:
Anemia (lack of red blood cells, causing a faint feeling) – hemolytic, iron deficiency, megaloblastic
Home care for patients with hemophilia and Von Willebrand disease*
*Service only available at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
Stem cell transplant for sickle cell anemia
We provide transplantation for patients with sickle cell anemia who have human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched sibling donors. Our participation in a national study extended the transplant option to patients without matched siblings, but with matched unrelated donors.
A current clinical trial focuses on reduced intensity conditioning regimens for non-malignant diseases, such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia.
The Thrombosis Program’s mission is to provide a standardized approach for the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of blood clots in children—led by experts in hematological care. Our early detection and treatments, in addition to our participation in national clinical trials, seek to provide children at-risk of, or currently diagnosed with, venous and arterial thrombosis the latest in early detection and evidence-based treatments. This will include establishing new anticoagulation and diagnostic protocols for children who are higher risk for developing the condition, such as pediatric patients with chronic conditions and those receiving cancer treatments.
What pediatric diagnoses are particularly vulnerable to blood clots?
Hemoglobinopathies (including thalassemia’s and sickle cell disease)
Hemostasis (including von Willebrand disease, hemophilia, and coagulopathies)
When is a thrombosis specialist most critical to manage care?
Patients undergoing IV Chemotherapy
We provide services to reduce difficulties for children, teens and young adults with sickle cell disease and related hemoglobin disorders:
Personal and school counseling
Community education programs
Public awareness campaignsPatient and family advocacy
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5437
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
19 Davis Avenue, 5th Floor, Neptune, NJ 07753 732-897-3400