Penn Medicinehas established the region’s first dedicated center for the treatment andresearch of blood diseases by combining the expertise of physicians whospecialize in the care of blood disorder patients of all ages along with basicscience and clinical researchers who are working to advance treatments forthese illnesses. The Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery will bring together a multidisciplinaryteam of experts to provide cutting edge patient care and research for diseases,including sickle cell disease, thalassemia, bone marrow failure, and bleedingand clotting disorders. Smoothing the transition between pediatric and adultcare will also be a top priority for the new center.

The Blood Center willhelp foster and integrate collaboration among faculty members acrossdisciplines, schools, departments and institutes at Penn andCHOP. Participating departments will include Medicine, Pathology andLaboratory Medicine, Pharmacology, and parallel programs at CHOP.

Basic scientists,translational researchers, and clinical investigators participating in theclinical hematology and transfusion medicine programs of the Health System andCHOP are welcome to become members of the Blood Center and are encouraged toparticipate in the Center’s sponsored research and educational programs.

To learn more, go to http://www.pennmedicine.org/blood-disorders-center/.

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