at Hammersmith Hospital
We provide private healthcare to your child if he or she has any haematology disorder, including:
- anaemia – all types
- inherited bone marrow failure syndromes
- sickle cell disease
- easy bruising or bleeding
- thalassaemia, covering abnormalities of red cells that carry haemoglobin and oxygen; white cells that fight infections; and the blood stream’s platelets and proteins that prevent bleeding or cause clotting.
We are the largest bone marrow transplant unit in the UK for non-malignant blood disorders – principally abnormalities of blood production.
For children with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia, we have a 95 per cent success rate in transplants from family members. We were the world’s first team, and remain the UK’s only team, to deliver transplants from parents who are only a 50% match. Other hospitals require mothers and fathers to be a 100% match.
Through continual research and by adapting treatments for specific children, we have introduced less toxic approaches to bone marrow transplantation and we accept non-family donors for non-malignant conditions. Our in-depth diagnostic services, advanced MRI techniques and biopsies mean we are able to substantially reduce the risk of complication or damage to the body.