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Overview

We are 1 of 6 designated sickle cell programs in Ohio. We provide and coordinate services designed to reduce difficulties associated with sickle cell disease and related disorders in children, teens and young adults.

Specialized care.

Newborn screenings are used to identify more than 400 children with sickle cell trait and other hemoglobinopathies in northeast Ohio each year. We provide evaluations for local patients as well as for patients referred from other communities in Ohio Region VI.

And in addition to medical care, we also provide support services including disease education, personal and career counseling, and financial counseling.

Other services we provide are genetic counseling for hemoglobin disorders, community education programs, public awareness campaigns, and patient and family advocacy. Our program also includes an active on-site erythrocytapheresis program.

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Sickle Cell Program

330-543-8580

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Cancer and Blood Disorders
Akron Children's Hospital
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3220
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Cancer and Blood Disorders, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-746-9523
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Our Doctors/Providers

Prasad Bodas
Prasad Bodas, MD

Director, Sickle Cell Program; Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

Laura Gerak
Laura Gerak, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Richard Hertle
Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology; Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Shannon Sikorski
Shannon Sikorski, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Open Clinical Studies

Screening Patients With Sickle Cell Disease for Kidney Damage

For complete details, please visit the study on clinicaltrials.gov 

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Currently recruiting

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