Common Blood Disorders

Because the functions of blood are many and complex, there are many disorders that require the specialized care provided at the Warren Clinic Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. These conditions include anemias, bleeding disorders, as well as cancers of the blood.
Following is more specific information regarding these common types of pediatric blood disorders:
    • Anemia: A common blood disorder that occurs when there are fewer red blood cells than normal, or there is a low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood
    • Hemophilia: An inherited bleeding, or coagulation, disorder in which the child lacks the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins in their blood
    •  Leukemia: A cancer affecting the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow
    •  Hodgkin's disease: A type of lymphoma, a cancer in the lymphatic system