Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
|Phone: (650) 497-8953
New Patient Referrals: (800) 995-5724
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Note that during this expansion, routes to 725 Welch have changed.
The Center focuses on caring for children with cancer and blood diseases such as:
- Anemia: A common blood disorder that occurs when there are fewer red blood cells than normal, or there is a low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood.
- Hemophilia: An inherited bleeding, or coagulation, disorder in which the child lacks the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins in their blood.
- Leukemia: A cancer affecting the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow.
- Hodgkin's disease: A type of lymphoma, a cancer in the lymphatic system; Hodgkin's disease causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally reproduce, eventually making the body less able to fight infection. Steady enlargement of lymph glands, spleen, and other lymphatic tissue occurs. Also known as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
- Pediatric bone marrow transplant: The Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers matched allogeneic related donor, matched unrelated donor, autologous, umbilical cord blood and peripheral blood stem cell transplants.
- Stem cell transplantation in children: A term that acknowledges the fact that the stem cells necessary to regenerate blood and immune function can now be obtained from peripheral or umbilical cord blood, as well as from bone marrow.
Meet a Patient
|Jennifer Ridgley and her oncologist, Michael Link, MD, discuss her treatment for Hodgkin disease, the care provided, and The Bass Center at Packard Children's. View the video.|