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New Center for Blood Disorders to Unify Patient Care, Research and Public Education

Penn Medicine has established the region’s first dedicated center for the treatment and research of blood diseases by combining the expertise of physicians who specialize in the care of blood disorder patients of all ages along with basic science and clinical researchers who are working to advance treatments for these illnesses. The Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery will bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide cutting edge patient care and research for diseases, including sickle cell disease, thalassemia, bone marrow failure, and bleeding and clotting disorders. Smoothing the transition between pediatric and adult care will also be a top priority for the new center.

The Blood Center will help foster and integrate collaboration among faculty members across disciplines, schools, departments and institutes at Penn and CHOP. Participating departments will include Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology, and parallel programs at CHOP.

Basic scientists, translational researchers, and clinical investigators participating in the clinical hematology and transfusion medicine programs of the Health System and CHOP are welcome to become members of the Blood Center and are encouraged to participate in the Center’s sponsored research and educational programs.

To learn more, go to http://www.pennmedicine.org/blood-disorders-center/.

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