Improving the Lives of Children and Families Affected by Blood Disorders
Transforming the Lives of Children With Hemophilia: Meet Dr. Amy Dunn
When you turn to the Hematology team at Nationwide Children’s for care, your child will be diagnosed and treated in an environment where cutting edge advancements in blood disorders are taking place and where your child will be treated by a board certified hematologist.
The Comprehensive Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Treatment Center at Nationwide Children's is the largest and only federally recognized pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) in Central Ohio. Other innovative programs and clinics include the Dublin Young Women’s Hematology Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic and the Adolescent and Young Adult Sickle Cell Clinic. In addition we participate with the Ohio Department of Health to ensure appropriate care for our newborn patients who are screened for hemoglobinopathies. Our goal is for all of our patients to have the option of enrolling in clinical trials.
Not only can you take comfort in knowing you have the best medical care for your loved one, we also want to be sure your experience is as simplified as possible. We collaborate closely with the Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) teams and offer Care Coordinator Service. If your child needs multidisciplinary care, our Care Coordinator nurse will schedule appointments for you so you can stay focused on your child. Every attempt will be made to have appointments scheduled with everyone you need to see at once so you don’t have to make multiple visits. Your Care Coordinator, along with our world-class hematology team of experts, will put you on the right treatment path for your child.
Key Programs & Clinics
- Anticoagulation Clinic
- Apheresis Unit- red cell apheresis, photophoresis, white cell exchange, stem cell collection
- Bone Marrow Failure & Cytopenia Clinic
- Clinical Trials
- Comprehensive Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Program
- Dublin Young Women’s Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinic
- Hemostasis & Thrombosis Comprehensive Clinic
- Hemophilia Treatment Center
- HILP Clinic
- Hydroxyurea Clinic
- Adolescent and Young Adult Sickle Cell Clinic
- Comprehensive Sickle Cell Pulmonary Clinic
- Comprehensive Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Clinic
- Psychosocial Services
LeadershipWhen you turn to the Hematology team at Nationwide Children’s for care, your child will be diagnosed and treated in an environment where cutting edge advancements in blood disorders are taking place and where your child will be treated by a board certified hematologist.
Meet Our Team
Our hematology experts have a responsibility and mission to support the hematologic needs of patients in the Nationwide Children’s health system.
As an integral part of the care team, the Psychosocial Services Program is one of the most comprehensive in the country. We ensure patients and their families have every resource needed socially, emotionally and psychologically.
Conditions We Treat
- Aplastic Anemia
- Bleeding and Platelet Disorders
- Coagulation Disorders
- Congenital Amegakaryocytic
- Cytopenias and Bone Marrow Failures
- Diamond Blackfan Anemia
- Dyskeratosis Congenital
- Factor V Leiden
- Fanconi Anemia
- Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
- Red Cell Apheresis
- Red Cell Disorders
- Schwachman-Diamond Syndrome
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Stem Cell Collection
- Strokes in Children
- Thrombocytopenia Absent Radius
- Von Willebrand Disease
- White Cell Exchange
Imagine being an active 13-year-old boy and having to think twice before you ride your bike, play sports or even go for a walk. Any minute you could be in a situation requiring medical care. That is what life is like for Jermaine. He has severe Hemophilia B.
Blood Work: Unlocking the Future of Hematology
11-year-old Jackson Kessler and his mom travel from West Virginia to Columbus, Ohio for the cutting edge treatments provided at the Comprehensive Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s.
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Hemophilia: Care and Treatment for Bleeding Disorders
Hemophilia is not just one condition but a group of conditions caused by decreased amounts of clotting proteins. This decrease results in excessive bleeding tendencies. There are two major forms: Hemophilia A which is factor VIII deficiency and Hemophilia B which is factor IX deficiency.