Sickle Cell Center

Getting Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease

If you have been diagnosed with a sickle cell disease, you may feel apprehensive about what this means for your health and wellbeing. It helps to know the team of hematology and oncology specialists at the Sickle Cell Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center provide 24-hour care and the most advanced treatment options.

Sickle cell is a lifelong illness that usually begins in early childhood. Our staff is equipped to diagnose this disease and provide treatment for complications associated with it. We strive to preserve the health and well-being of our patients through routine visits and sickle cell hemoglobinopathies (tests for inherited blood disorders).

Sickle Cell Services We Provide

  • Targeted therapy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Blood and marrow transplantation in a dedicated eight-bed specialized care unit
  • Access to promising new treatments and targeted therapies through our participation in regional and national clinical trials
  • Specialized nursing, social work, nutritional counseling and home care