The Comprehensive Pediatric Sickle Cell Clinic at the Jimmy Everest
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children provides treatment for
all aspects of sickle cell disease, offering patient care, education,
screening, and counseling for affected patients and their families. The
clinic also helps older patients make the important transition from
pediatric to adult sickle cell care.
The dedicated sickle
cell care team consists of board-certified pediatric hematologists,
nurses, a social worker, a psychologist, and a research associate. This
multidisciplinary approach allows the center to provide comprehensive,
family-centered care for children with sickle cell disease.
Comprehensive clinic is held one day each week with an additional
half-day each month dedicated to patients on hydroxyurea therapy. The
sickle cell disease team will also coordinate with other specialists and
your child’s primary care doctor to assure the very best care is
For emergencies during non-clinic hours,
sickle cell patients may be seen in the Emergency Department at OU
Children’s Hospital which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Patients requiring hospitalization are admitted to the
hematology/oncology unit on the 10
th floor of the hospital.
Patients requiring ambulatory follow-up are subsequently seen in the
outpatient clinic. Patients treated on a chronic transfusion program
receive their monthly transfusions in the transfusion clinic in the
hematology/oncology inpatient unit.