Sickle Cell

     The Comprehensive Pediatric Sickle Cell Clinic at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children provides treatment for all aspects of sickle cell disease, offering patient care, education, screening, and counseling for affected patients and their families.  The clinic also helps older patients make the important transition from pediatric to adult sickle cell care. 

     The dedicated sickle cell care team consists of board-certified pediatric hematologists, nurses, a social worker, a psychologist, and a research associate.  This multidisciplinary approach allows the center to provide comprehensive, family-centered care for children with sickle cell disease.  Comprehensive clinic is held one day each week with an additional half-day each month dedicated to patients on hydroxyurea therapy.  The sickle cell disease team will also coordinate with other specialists and your child’s primary care doctor to assure the very best care is administered.

     For emergencies during non-clinic hours, sickle cell patients may be seen in the Emergency Department at OU Children’s Hospital which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Patients requiring hospitalization are admitted to the hematology/oncology unit on the 10th floor of the hospital.  Patients requiring ambulatory follow-up are subsequently seen in the outpatient clinic.  Patients treated on a chronic transfusion program receive their monthly transfusions in the transfusion clinic in the hematology/oncology inpatient unit.