There are many causes of anemia in kids, but the one thing they all have in common is keeping children and teens from fully enjoying an active childhood. The hematology and oncology team at Cook Children's is here to help young people with anemia get back to what they do best—be kids.
Red blood cells provide oxygen to the tissues in the body. When the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells, it results in anemia. There are many reasons why the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells, which also means there are many different types of anemia. Our job is to determine the best plan of care for your child. To do this, we have to determine the cause of your child’s symptoms, the type of anemia he or she has and to identify any additional effects the anemia may be having on your child’s overall health.
What is anemia?
Testing and diagnosis
We are here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. For information on support, research clinical trials, and resources, click here. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4007.