In collaboration with local partner hospitals, BloodCenter of Wisconsin contributes to the operation of sickle cell clinics that provide clinical research and comprehensive patient care for adults and children with sickle cell disease.
Adult Sickle Cell Disease Clinic at Froedtert Hospital
Opened in September 2011, this clinic provides comprehensive management of adult patients with sickle cell disease including hydroxyurea and transfusion management, iron chelation therapy, pain management, preventative treatment and social services. The clinic is staffed Monday through Friday and provides an outpatient infusion for management of acute pain episodes.
Sickle Cell Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
This center provides a comprehensive care model to roughly 400 children with sickle cell disease annually. It offers inpatient and outpatient care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Health care providers and scientists from seven Medical College of Wisconsin departments participate in research activities. Basic, translational and outcomes research are conducted by faculty and staff who also work with partners in the community to provide outreach communication and education to the public.