State-of-the-Art Care for Children with Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia

The Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorder Center at Children's Hospital of Georgia is the only facility in the Augusta, Georgia region that offers care for children with sickle cell disease.

All children born in Georgia are screened for sickle cell disease at birth. That’s because early diagnosis and specialized care can prevent death and serious complications from this pediatric blood disorder.

The Medical Center at Augusta University is a designated state center for the confirmation of children suspected of having sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies.

Pediatric Hemophilia Program Features

Our sickle cell anemia center offers: 

  • 24-hour acute care and health maintenance services
  • A clinic for transfusions and short term acute care
  • Access to medical social workers and registered dieticians
  • A full range of treatments including:
    o Hydroxyurea
    o Penicillin prophylaxis
    o Vaccinations against bacterial pneumonia
    o Flu vaccination
    o Folic acid supplement
    o Pain management
    o Treatments to eliminate excess iron
    o A full range of infusion and aphaeresis services
  • Child Life Specialists to help children understand and cope with treatment
  • Diagnosis, evaluation, multidisciplinary care, surgery and management for hemophilia and other hereditary hemorrhagic or thrombotic disorders
  • Follow-up and genetic counseling
  • Newborn screening and new patient evaluation
  • Patient and family counseling and education
  • Transcranial Doppler ultrasound testing and interpretation for stroke prevention

Resources for Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Request an online appointment now or call 706-721-KIDS (5437) or toll free at 888-721-KIDS (5437) to speak to a member of our pediatric cancer and blood disorder team.