Treating Blood Disorders, Denver

Once a diagnosis has been made, your Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children board-certified pediatric hematologists will create a treatment plan based on your child’s condition, age, extent of symptoms and your preferences. Your child’s blood disorders treatment plan may include one or more of the following:

  • Antibiotics – if an infection is causing symptoms
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Bone Marrow Transplant for aplastic anemia
  • Catheters – used to make the involved vessels wider
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diet Modifications
  • Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVGG) – this protein contains many antibodies and also slows the destruction of platelets
  • Lifestyle Changes – such as wearing helmets, using soft toys with rounded corners, avoiding contact sports
  • Medication such as tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), coumadin and heparin, and/or discontinuing medications that may be causing the problem
  • Plateletpheresis – this procedure removes extra platelets from the blood
  • Phlebotomy – this procedure removes blood from the body
  • Radiation therapy
  • Rh Immune Globulin – this medication helps prevent the spleen from destroying platelets
  • Steroids – used to help prevent bleeding by decreasing the rate of platelet destruction
  • Surgical Removal of the spleen or gallbladder
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Choose from the doctors listed at right to learn more or make an appointment.