Pediatric Blood and Marrow Failure Program
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive care for patients with bone marrow syndromes.
Patients receive care from specialists in pediatric hematology and, when necessary, bone marrow transplant. Multiple clinical trials are available to patients.
The Program includes experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of acquired bone marrow disorders, including aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and others.
In addition to acquired bone marrow failure disorders, the CCBD has multiple hematologists and nurses specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital bone marrow disorders.
Common disorders include:
- Fanconi Anemia - This is a rare inherited disorder in which your bone marrow isn't able to make enough of any of the components of blood, including red blood cells. Children born with this disorder often have serious birth defects because of the problems with their blood and may develop leukemia.
- Diamond-Blackfan Anemia - Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder that is usually diagnosed in children during their first year of life. Children with DBA do not make enough red blood cells–the cells that carry oxygen to all other cells in the body.
- Dyskeratosis Congenita
- Schwachman-Diamond Anemia
- Severe Congenital Neutropenia
The team also works to identify the genetic causes and treatments for patients with yet undefined syndromes.
Our hematologists work closely with other international experts in the evaluation and treatment of bone marrow failure.
Phoenix Children's Hospital is a member of the North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium (NAPAAC) and is involved with foundations for Diamond Blackfan Anemia and Fanconi Anemia.