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Sickle cell and thalassaemia service

Our haemoglobinopathies service sees children with sickle cell disease, thalassaemia and other disorders of the haemoglobin – the substance in our blood that carries oxygen around the body.

The service is run with the South Thames Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Network and King's College Hospital.

We work closely with colleagues in adult haematology and in the community, based at the South East London Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, Kennington.

The centre provides a range of specialist services including full transcranial doppler scanning (TCD), a test that uses ultrasound to measure how fast the blood flows through the blood vessels within the brain, for children aged 2-16 years.

We also have a stroke prevention blood transfusion programme for children.

Helping you transition to adult services

Our dedicated transition team works with young people aged 13 to 24 years, who are moving from children’s to adult services. 

World-class research

We have a well-established research programme. This helps us improve care for our patients and their families and run internationally acclaimed conferences to help train our staff. This has encouraged collaboration with specialists from all over the world. 

Contacts

How to find us

We hold our clinics on the ground floor of Evelina London.

Level 0 – Ocean
Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

How to get to Evelina London.

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