Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Anemia Program

Pediatric Sickle Cell Program

The Pediatric Sickle Cell Program at the Penn State Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.  This program provides support for diagnosis, treatment, and health maintenance for children, adolescents, and young adults with all types of sickle cell disease.  Physicians and nurses in the sickle cell program help to optimize the well being of more than 100 affected children and their families through preventative care, therapy for acute and chronic complications, and education about the management of sickle cell disease.  The director of the program is Dr. Frederico Xavier.

For more information about our Sickle Cell Program, please call 717-531-6012.