Our Haematology department looks at blood samples from children and young people from across the hospital. This includes checking the level of haemoglobin in the blood (anaemia), or to see whether all the different types of blood cells are present in the amounts they should be and are working properly. They also work very closely with the oncology department in treating children and young people with cancer, in particular leukaemia – blood cancer.
You can find more information about leukaemia on the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group website.
The Haematology team cover the following areas:
Blood and stem cell transplant
We provide comprehensive care to children and young people requiring bone marrow, cord blood or peripheral blood stem cell transplants. We offer services to those patients for whom transplantation may provide a long-term cure.
A team of doctors, nurses and other specialists work together to care for your child during their transplant.
Stem Cell Outpatients: 0121 333 8677
Haemoglobinopathy is a clinical term that describes a group of blood disorders that affect red blood cells.
We see children as outpatients in our department, as well as working on the wards in the hospital.
0121 333 8688 or 0121 333 8861
Sickle Cell Disease
We are the largest children’s sickle cell unit outside London and care for around 400 children with sickle cell disease in the West Midlands.
We have a shared care arrangement with other centres in the region such as Coventry, Sandwell and Wolverhampton so that children and young people from those areas do not need to travel to visit us for every appointment. We also have a transition pathway to City Hospital in Birmingham, so that our children and young people can move to adult services as smoothly and easily as possible.
Some patients may require a stem cell transplant. Stem cell transplants can help sickle cell patients to begin producing normal haemoglobin, improve the immune system and restore red blood cells.
We are the lead partners for the West Midlands Paediatric Haemoglobinopathy Network.
0121 333 9866 or 0121 333 9874