What We Treat

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

  • Immune thrombocytopenia
  • White blood cell disorders
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Congenital anemias
  • Acquired anemias

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

Services We Offer

Comprehensive services

Services offered through our Hematology Program include:

  • Comprehensive, family-centered care
  • Education and counseling
  • Advocacy programs with local, regional and national organizations
  • Participation in clinical trials and research

Innovative research

Our team is committed to advancing research and medicine by developing new techniques, treatment and cures for children and young adults with blood disorders. We are home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country—offering our patients access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country.

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Our Unique Approach

We are home to one of the leading pediatric blood disorders programs in the country. 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 complex blood disorders.

Our highlights

  • Our medical professionals and family support team members have experience and a special interest in caring for children and young adults with blood disorders.
  • We are home to the largest pediatric hematology program in the country, caring for more than 1,900 children with sickle cell disease each year.
  • We are a designated Comprehensive Thalassemia Treatment Center—one of only nine in the country.
  • We offer an Immunohematology Program for patients with rare disorders at the intersection of hematology and immunology.
  • We offer a multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic that provides care for children with a wide spectrum of vascular anomalies and tumors, engaging a broad range of experts in hematology, surgery, dermatology, radiology and pathology.
  • We have a multidisciplinary Bone Marrow Failure Clinic serving the complex needs of patients with a group of rare, life-threatening disorders affecting the body’s ability to produce blood cells.

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Before your visit

Learn how to prepare for your visit to the Aflac Cancer Center, including information about our transitional housing options for families traveling from outside of metro Atlanta.

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Camps, events and support groups

Camps, retreats and other events offer many therapeutic benefits for children and families who are dealing with serious illness.

Camps, events and support groups

Second opinions

We understand you want to be certain your child is receiving the best possible treatment available. Second opinions can help provide the information you need to make an informed decision about the best treatment for your child. 

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Meet the Team

Our general hematology team

Clinical faculty:

Research-intensive faculty:

Advanced Practice Providers:

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