Sickle Cell Care


Broward Health’s Sickle Cell Day Unit is designed for adults to manage pain and improve quality of life.

Sickle Cell Care

Broward Health’s Sickle Cell Day Unit is designed for adults to manage pain and improve quality of life.

Sickle Cell Care

Broward Health Medical Center and the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital have been treating adult and pediatric Sickle Cell patients since 2008.

From diagnosis through all stages of treatment, our experienced and highly specialized team of providers blend the latest in medical advancements with a calm and caring emphasis on patients of all ages. You can feel confident that you are in good hands with our experienced phlebotomists, compassionate nurses, nurse practitioners and board-certified hematologists.

The carefully coordinated team approach at Broward Health is focused on minimizing the effects of disease, managing pain and working to handle as much treatment as possible in an outpatient setting. Supporting this approach to care are such ancillary services as nutrition and psychosocial counseling, social services and bone marrow transplant information. We also offer referrals for our pediatric patients.

Our team of multi-disciplinary experts carefully monitors each patient through the continuum of care, starting with initial enrollment. As a result, emergency department visits and inpatient hospital stays are reduced.

Services available through the Sickle Cell program include:

  • Lab work with markers for severity of sickle cell disease
  • Intravenous iron chelation therapy in select cases
  • Blood transfusions
  • Psychological counseling as needed
  • Patient support group
  • Sickle cell education
  • Timely appointments with staff hematologists
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a comprehensive overview of sickle cell, including community resources, research articles, practical hints and other guidance for patients of all ages.

The Latest Technology

Broward Health is one of the few public healthcare systems in the nation to implement a Barcoded Medication Administration System (BCMA). This advanced BCMA records, tracks and ensures the correct medications are delivered in the prescribed dosage and time, to the right patient. With the use of a simple barcoded wristband, patients can see the system at work and are reassured by the added safety measure. BCMA enables caregivers to work more efficiently and demonstrates Broward Health's commitment to patient safety.

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