As the only nationally recognized hemophilia treatment center in the region, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our staff
offers children affected by blood disorders with a level of care unmatched by any other pediatric hematology team in San Antonio and South Texas.
University Children's Health Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center is home to our Sickle Cell & Thalassemia Center and our Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center.
Our pediatric blood disorder specialists offer care for children with:
Hematology is the study of blood in health and disease, including problems with the red and white blood cells. Our world-renowned pediatric hematologists specialize in treating children with blood conditions such as:
Coagulation disorders affect the body’s ability to control blood clotting. This may result in hemorrhage, an increased risk of bleeding; or thrombosis, clots that block blood flow. As the region’s only nationally recognized by the CDC pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center, children receive treatment and education that addresses all issues related to the coagulation disorder.
Our Hemophilia Treatment Center team consists of:
Children with rare diseases of the complement system, such as Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) and Paroxsysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), can lead to complications and failures of different organs.
Our team at our Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center diagnoses and treats these disorders in children.
Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round and move through blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Red blood cells in children with sickle cell disease become hard and sticky, and get caught while traveling through small blood vessels, clogging the blood flow.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough hemoglobin, an important protein of red blood cells. When children don’t have enough hemoglobin, their body’s red blood cells don’t function properly, lasting shorter periods of time. That results in fewer healthy blood cells in the blood stream.
Children with sickle cell disease or thalassemia are cared for at the South Texas Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center through a comprehensive team approach.
A vascular anomaly is a kind of birthmark caused by a disorder of the
vascular development not always present at birth. This is caused by a
defect in the child’s blood vessels that can affect capillaries,
arteries, veins, lymphatics or a combination of these.
Hemangiomas and vascular malformations are the two major groups of vascular
anomalies and requirement different treatment. Our comprehensive team
at our Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center can help diagnose and treat
children with vascular anomalies.