Like many children with complications of sickle cell disease, Christopher receives frequent blood transfusions at Children's Day Hospital. At left is his step-dad, Stan.
Sickle cell disease might have killed Isaac Coutté, but his family brought him from Panama to Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, where a cord blood and bone marrow transplant gave him a new life
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland has the largest sickle cell program in the western United States, and includes adult patients as well as children. In addition to treating those with sickle cell disease, we also research cures and treatments for sickle cell disease and its complications, offering the best opportunities for survival and preservation of quality of life.
Children’s comprehensive sickle cell program includes inpatient and outpatient services, as well as specialty clinics for newborns and patients with chronic pain, lung disease, bone disease and brain injury.
• Only certified transcranial Doppler screening program on the West Coast for early detection of patients at risk for stroke.
• One of only four ferritometers in the world, used to measure liver iron without the need for a more invasive liver biopsy.• T nter is • The center is California's state reference laboratory for diagnosing hemoglobin disorders.
About sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells, making them sickle-shaped (or crescent shaped). These red blood cells then have difficulty passing through small blood vessels, blocking blood flow and causing damage to organs, chronic pain and other complications.
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