Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Diseases
Sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia are inherited diseases of the blood which interfere with the ability of the body to manufacture normal hemoglobin (part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen).
The Sickle Cell/Thalassemia Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital provides comprehensive health care and treatment for pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. As patients move from very young, through adolescence and into adulthood, NYP Brooklyn Methodist is prepared to handle the diseases at every stage of a person's life.
Anyone who suspects they may have one of these diseases can make an appointment for initial testing. Services include testing, monitoring, vitamin therapy, medication, pain management, family planning and more.