Sickle cell disease often impacts all aspects of children’s lives, but it doesn’t have to control their lives. St. Louis Children’s Hospital has the largest and most experienced sickle cell program in Missouri. We help children and families manage this condition and obtain the best quality of life possible.
Regionally Recognized Care
As the primary pediatric sickle cell treatment center in the St. Louis region, we offer specialized services and treatment options that many hospitals don’t have. We provide safe and time-tested treatments to help your child avoid pain, hospitalizations and organ damage.
We will help you find the best treatments to minimize sickle cell complications and allow your child to enjoy being a kid.
Our pediatric hematologists are experts in patient care and cutting-edge research, and we lead the way in providing stem cell transplants for sickle cell disease. We have:
- Access to emerging treatment options as soon as they are available
- Experience managing sickle cell complications
- Doctors who are also researchers studying new treatments
Children with sickle cell disease need routine medical care. They may also need emotional and psychological support or help with school. We take a holistic approach to sickle cell treatment. Our psychologists, social workers and child life specialists can help your child cope with the non-medical aspects of living with sickle cell disease.
You will probably have lots of questions about your child’s sickle cell diagnosis — we can help. And we continue to offer support as our young patients grow up and learn how to manage their own care. Our support services include age-appropriate patient education and support groups for caregivers and adults with sickle cell disease.
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Why Choose Us for Sickle Cell Treatment?
Our program focuses on treatments that modify the course of sickle cell disease instead of only treating symptoms. We also focus on reducing sickle cell pain crises in children so they can lead more comfortable lives.Learn More about the benefits of our Sickle Cell Disease Program
We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us in making health care better for all children. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids.