The Hematology Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital sees and provides medical support for more than 450 new hematology patients per year.

With expertise in all areas of hematology, our trusted team is here to assist you and your family with more information regarding services and various therapy options in St. Louis. Make an appointment today with a pediatric hematologist by calling 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or emailing us.

We treat all blood disorders and conditions that affect the blood, from common issues like lead poisoning to rare disorders such as agranulocytosis, and everything in between:

Infusion therapy options

We have separate infusion areas for young children and teens to provide greater privacy and comfort. And, at our Bleeding Disorders Center, we offer self-infusion and parent-infusion classes to give you and your child more flexibility and independence through home infusion therapy.

Facilities oriented around the patient

We pride ourselves in providing you and your child with a comfortable healing environment that includes:

  • Inpatient and outpatient services in the same area to provide seamless care

  • Rooms dedicated to bone marrow transplant and immune deficiency inpatients

  • An expanded number of treatment and consultation rooms in the outpatient clinic to minimize wait times for patients and their families

  • A blood bank located at the hospital, which allows for faster diagnostic and therapeutic support

For more information regarding our Hematology Program and infusion therapy in the St. Louis area or to make an appointment, please call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email us.

Leaders in stem cell and bone marrow transplant

Our team includes transplant physicians with expertise in providing bone marrow transplants and stem cell transplants:

  • Our team performs between 25 to 40 pediatric transplant procedures per year. Since our program began in 1991, we have performed more than 500 transplants.

  • We offer autologous (self) and allogeneic (related and unrelated) bone marrow transplants.

  • We perform reduced-intensity stem cell transplants, using lower doses of chemotherapy for the child receiving the new stem cells. The lower doses lead to fewer long-term side effects.

  • Our team focuses on addressing children’s medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Our team includes nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, chaplains and school liaisons who cover every aspect of the transplant experience.

CAR-T cell therapy

Our program offers access to a newer form of immunotherapy, CAR-T. With this cellular therapy, physicians inject a patient’s own genetically modified T cells. The modified T cells have an added chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) that is designed to find and destroy tumor cells. Currently, CAR-T therapy is approved by the FDA for use in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL.

Team approach

Because of the complex nature of blood disorders, our program takes a team approach to your child’s care. Hematologists, transplant hematologists, nurse specialists, psychologists, social workers and educational specialists are integral members of the team, assisting with acute illnesses and long-term care.

Clinical research

We offer numerous clinical trials of potential new treatments before they are widely available elsewhere, both in pediatric cancers and noncancerous disorders. Our program is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded center for clinical trials on pediatric sickle cell disease. You may be approached about participating in a research study while you are at your scheduled clinic visit.

For more information regarding hematology and therapy options in the St. Louis metro area or to make an appointment, please call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email us.