Thanks to early diagnosis and advances in care, the outlook for children with sickle cell disease has improved greatly in the past 50 years — especially in countries like the United States, with well-resourced health care systems.
Children with sickle cell are treated at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, part of Seattle Children’s. Seattle Children’s is a founding organization of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Hematologists at Seattle Children’s have a long history of successfully caring for children and teens with this disease.
When children with sickle cell are nearing adulthood, it’s time for them to transition from care with pediatric experts to care with doctors who specialize in treating adults.
We work closely with Seattle Children’s to help young adults and their families make the transition. Our focus is on providing young adults with the information, services, skills and support they need to live their best, healthiest and longest life.
Read about childhood sickle cell disease on Seattle Children’s website.
To make an appointment at Seattle Children’s, call (206) 987-7402.