pediatric sickle cell patient at appointment

At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our Hematology Program team provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of children and young adults with a wide variety of blood disorders, including:

We offer a full range of treatment options and work closely with each family to determine the best course of action.

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is home to the largest pediatric hematology program in the country. We are a designated Comprehensive Thalassemia Treatment Center—one of only nine in the country. The size of our program and breadth of our expertise allow us to offer the highest degree of specialization, which means that every child is cared for by a team that is focused solely on his or her specific childhood blood disorder. Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach makes the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center a top choice for the treatment of common and rare blood disorders.

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric research. As Georgia’s top pediatric cancer and blood disorders research center, we are home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country, offering our patients access to some of the most novel childhood cancer and blood disorders treatments available.

View our open research studies:

Receiving a blood disorder diagnosis for your child can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is here to support you and your family while your child is in our care because family is a big part of your child’s well-being. Not only are you a vital member of your child’s healthcare team; you are a source of security and comfort.

Advanced practice providers:

  • Colleen Austin, PNP
  • Laura (Fraser) Lucas, PNP
  • Sara Graciaa, PNP
  • Trish McElfresh, PNP