Sickle Cell Center of Excellence
The Vanderbilt-Meharry-Matthew Walker Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease is your medical home for life-long care and support from people who know your name. We bring together primary care providers and specialists from local institutions under one roof to treat individuals with sickle cell disease.
How We Can Help Your Child and Your Family
- Regularly scheduled visits and access to doctors, nurses, staff, and family support between visits
- Evening and Saturday hours
- Pain management
- Asthma management and lung testing
- Management of acute chest syndrome
- Blood transfusion therapy
- Dental and eye exams
- Social services and mental health support
- Transition from child to adult care
Easing the Toll of Sickle Cell Disease in Childbirth
Vanderbilt's Sickle Cell Disease Team and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital team in Accra, Ghana continue to work in decreasing deaths in pregnant women with sickle cell disease. Click the link above to read the New York Times article detailing this work.
The Silent Infarct Transfusion Study at Vanderbilt (SITT) is an international six-year study evaluating the effectiveness of blood transfusion therapy for silent strokes, a common and serious complication of sickle cell disease.
Our mission is to provide the best available medical care, educational support, advocacy and research for children, adults and families whose lives are affected by sickle cell disease. Your contribution will be used to support the educational and programmatic activities lead by the Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease.
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