USNWR Badge - Best Children's Hospital - CancerCHLA has an internationally renowned team of medical professionals who use an interdisciplinary approach to treat children with blood disorders and who work continually to make advances in treating blood diseases. Our team represents a section of the Cancer and Blood Disease Institute.

The focus of the hematology team is diagnosis, management and research for nonmalignant blood disorders. Physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, social workers and other caregivers offer our patients and their families special expertise, counseling and education in health maintenance, nutrition, and pain management. Annually, we treat 750 patients with a wide variety of blood disorders.

The hematology team providers are recognized for their range of clinical, teaching, research, and clinical trial achievements. We focus on genetic diseases that start at birth, some of which are quite rare. We partner with families to care for their children and work with adult providers to assure continued state of the art management and special expertise for patients of all ages with rare genetic blood diseases.

Specialized Programs


  • Bone marrow failure
    • acquired aplastic anemia
    • genetic aplastic anemia
  • Coagulation
    • hemophilia
    • Von Willebrand disease
    • rare bleeding disorders
    • thrombosis
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Iron overload
  • Sickle cell disease, thalassemia and other red blood cell disorders
  • White blood cell disorders

Clinical Trials

The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute at CHLA is home to more major, multicenter clinical trials and research consortia than any other pediatric cancer program in the country. We offer the largest portfolio of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult clinical trials in the western United States, including several cutting-edge Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials.

Please click here to see our Clinical Trials.

Please click here to see a list of our early phase trials, which are open to enrollment.

Community Resources


Sickle Cell News
Sickle Cell Newsletter - Spanish
Thalassemia Newsletter

Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation 

Epidermolysis Bullosa

DEBRA – The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America 


National Hemophilia Foundation

Sickle Cell

California Sickle Cell Resources
Cayenne Wellness Center
Axis Advocacy
The KIS Foundation – Raising Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease
Misty Melony Sickle Cell Disease Foundation 
Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California 


Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
Thalassemia Support Foundation