St. Jude has one of the largest sickle cell programs in the country. We treat children with sickle cell disease from birth through age 18.
Our sickle cell disease specialization
St. Jude has been researching sickle cell disease since the hospital opened in 1962. Our milestones are many, and include:
- The first research grant ever received by the hospital was for the study of sickle cell disease.
- In 1983, a St. Jude patient was the first in the world to be cured of sickle cell anemia through a stem cell/bone marrow transplant.
Leah hasn’t had any hospitalizations in almost two years. I just love the treatment she receives at St. Jude.
By having a transition clinic that bridges pediatric care to adult care, we can make teens feel comfortable about continuing their health care and give them fewer reasons to abandon their sickle cell treatment.
Your treatment team
Since 1962, parents and doctors have sent children with sickle cell disease to St. Jude. The reason is simple: outstanding expertise from exceptional professionals.