Ohio Region VI Sickle Cell Program

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...

Hord Jeffrey
Jeffrey Hord, MD
Director, Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders; Associate Chair for Subspecialty Practice Operations Past President, Medical Staff

Bodas Prasad
Prasad Bodas, MD, MHS
Director, Sickle Cell Program Pediatric hematologist/oncologist

Kuerbitz Steven
Steven Kuerbitz, MD
Director, Divisional Research Director, Stem Cell Transplantation

Patton Donna
Donna Patton, MD
Pediatric hematologist/oncologist

Savelli Stephanie
Stephanie Savelli, MD
Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program and Divisional Education

Talaizadeh Mohammad
Mohammad Talaizadeh, MD
Pediatric hematologist/oncologist



Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat
Here are some of the conditions treated in this department. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Blood Disorders, and Sickle Cell Anemia.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Akron Children's Hospital has the regional center for investigation of newborn infants who have been identified with abnormal hemoglobins through the Ohio Department of Health neonatal screening program. 

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Overview

Sickle Cell Program - Overview

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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Patient Family Resources

We know you must have questions about your child's sickle cell disease. We hope you find these articles and links helpful.

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Akron Children's Hospital
Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8580
Fax: 330-543-3220
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Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders
Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-746-9522
Fax: 330-746-9523
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Akron Children's at Metro
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland , OH 44109
Phone: 216-778-2222
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