The Ohio Region VI Coordinated Sickle Cell Program at Akron Children's Hospital provides and coordinates services designed to reduce difficulties associated with sickle cell disease and related disorders. Read More...
The Region VI Sickle Cell Program provides coordinated care to children, adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and related disorders. The program is funded by the Ohio Department of Health and Akron Children’s.
Newborn screenings are used to identify more than 500 children with sickle cell trait and other hemoglobinopathies in northeast Ohio each year. Yearly evaluations are available for local patients as well as for patients referred from other communities in Ohio Region VI.
In addition to medical care, our sickle cell program offers support services including disease education, personal and career counseling, and financial counseling.
We offer a monthly sickle cell clinic in Akron and Boardman, which includes genetic and psychosocial counseling services. We are also open Monday-Friday for sick visits.
Our program coordinates activities of sickle cell service agencies throughout Region VI and provides education programs for the general public, at-risk groups, and healthcare providers.
Additional services include genetic counseling for hemoglobin disorders, community education programs, public awareness campaigns, and patient and family advocacy. The sickle cell program also includes an active on-site erythrocytapheresis program.
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