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Sickle Cell Program

Our pediatric sickle cell program offers comprehensive services to patients diagnosed with a hemoglobinopathy. The sickle cell team consists of the following health care providers:

  • Pediatrician specializing in sickle cell disease
  • Pediatric hematologist
  • Nurse coordinator
  • Nurse community case manager
  • Social workers
  • Psychologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Representatives from other disciplines, as needed

The program also is actively involved in developing new therapies, including multiple clinical studies using new medications, a gene therapy trial and a bone marrow transplantation program for sickle cell disease.  We also actively participate in national trials, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Our director of research serves on the national medical and research advisory committee of the sickle cell disease association of American (SCDAA) and is nationally recognized for her work in sickle cell disease research.

Our Sickle Cell Team

Our Sickle Cell Services

  • Newborn screening counseling (including sickle cell trait)
  • Comprehensive sickle cell clinic for children and young adults
  • Preventative screening
  • Acute care (pain) management from 8:30 to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday 
  • Transfusion therapy
  • Access to cutting edge research in sickle cell disease
  • Community case management
  • Inpatient consultation for sickle cell disease

Location & Contact Information

New patients: 843-792-1414
Established patients and pain management: 843-876-0444

Our sickle cell clinic is located in downtown Charleston:
Rutledge Tower, Third Floor
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425