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Blood Disorders (Non-Cancer)

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Blood Disorders program provides expert care to children with acquired or inherited diseases of the blood or bone marrow. We're home to an internationally renowned program for the treatment of sickle cell anemia, one of the country's largest centers for thalassemia, and a regional center for treatment of pediatric hemophilia. Many of our doctors are leading experts and researchers in their fields who incorporate the latest thinking and therapies into their patients' care.

Our program provides diagnostic and treatment services all under one roof. Depending on your child’s illness, treatment options may range from medication and immunotherapy to complex transfusions and bone marrow transplants or even participation in a clinical trial.

We know the many ways a blood disorder can affect a child's health, so we collaborate across specialties in caring for each child. Working as a team, we aim to have a lasting positive impact on your child's health.

Patients with leukemia or other cancers of the blood or bone marrow are treated through our pediatric Oncology program.

Our services (8)


Apheresis Program

Apheresis Program

747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

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Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic

Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland

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Hematology Clinic

Hematology Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Santa Rosa / Walnut Creek


Hemoglobinopathy Lab

Hemoglobinopathy Lab

747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

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Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

San Francisco / Oakland

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Infusion Center

Infusion Center

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek


Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609


Thalassemia Center

Thalassemia Center

747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

Awards & recognition

  • Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

Support services

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Child Life

Certified child life specialists ease the stress and anxiety of childhood illness through therapeutic play, schooling and family-focused support.


Hemophilia Support Network

The hemophilia support network gives parents a chance to learn from each other and discuss important issues affecting children with this blood disorder.

Family Amenities

Family-friendly amenities help you relax and take care of yourself while staying close to your child. We offer lounges, kitchens, showers, breastfeeding rooms and more.


Social Services

Social workers ease the effect of illness, injury and hospitalization on your family with counseling and assistance to help you navigate the challenges.


Activity Rooms

Activity rooms offer a relaxed environment for children of all ages. Features include a playroom, digital arts studio and teen lounge. Find out more.


Art Therapy

Art therapy helps kids and families express themselves, making it easier to cope with pediatric health issues. Group and bedside services are available.


Music Therapy Program

Board-certified music therapists help kids cope with illness and the feelings that come with it. Find out about group activities and bedside therapy.


School Program

Our schoolroom services and individual learning programs help children hospitalized at UCSF continue their education and get ready to return to school.


School Re-Entry Program

We help kids return to school after hospitalization by educating staff and students about their needs and recommending needed accommodations. Read more.


Individual Playtime & Instruction

If your child can't be around other kids for medical reasons, you can sign up for private sessions in our activity and school rooms. Find out how.


Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

Family Resource Center

We help families cope with the challenges of childhood illness and hospitalization in a relaxing environment where parents can get a much-needed break.


Parent Support Program

Weekly activities, including knitting, scrapbooking, chair massage and more, help family caregivers get a much-needed break. Find out more.


Patient Relations

Patient relations reps and nursing supervisors are here to answer questions and address concerns. Learn about your rights, how to reach us and more.


Spiritual Care

Chaplains help UCSF patients, families and staff cope with the spiritual and emotional challenges of childhood illness. Learn more.


International Services

If you're coming to UCSF from outside the U.S., we coordinate your child's appointments and provide other helpful services. Here's how to get started.

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