|Health Library Topics:||Hematology & Blood Disorders
|Clinical Specialties:||Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic
Hematology (Blood) Clinic
Oncology (Cancer) Clinic
|Family-Centered Care:||The Family-Centered Care Program
|Booklets:||Fertility Issues in Pediatric Hematology Treatment (PDF)
Fertility Issues in Childhood Cancer Treatment (PDF)
Infertility, or the inability to have children, is a side effect of some hematologic and cancer therapies. Even though your child's future fertility may not be a concern at this time, there are ways to help protect their chances to have children in the future. These booklets provide information on infertility risks for different diseases and treatments and options to help save fertility that are available at LPCH and the surrounding area.
Other Organizations and Disease Information
MedlinePlus Blood Disorders, Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant - A service of the National Library of Medicine. Searchable by disease type. Includes links to general overviews, treatment, and ongoing research and clinical trials.
National Cancer Institute - Information about types of cancer, treatments and ongoing clinical trials.
American Cancer Society - Information about living with cancer, types of treatment, and prevention and risk factors.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Disease information, discussion boards and news items about living with blood-related cancers.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - Blood diseases and resource information.
Cancer.Net - The ASCO site for patients and families.
ASCO Online - Information on the very latest in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. All of this information has been developed by ASCO members-leading oncologists who are active in clinical practice and research.
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. - A national organization dedicated to helping sickle cell sufferers and their families.
National Hemophilia Foundation - A national organization providing support and information for people suffering from bleeding disorders. Includes information about von Willebrand's disease and various blood factor deficiencies.
Cooley's Anemia Foundation - Information about thalassemia diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing research.
Community Resources & Support Groups
Camp Okizu - A summer camp program for children with cancer and their siblings. Supported by the Okizu Foundation and pediatric oncology treatment programs in Northern California. (415) 382-9083.
Touchstone Support Network - Organized by Parents Helping Parents, a Santa Clara, California based group dedicated to helping parents of children with special needs. The Touchstone Support Network provides practical and emotional help for families of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. (408) 727-5775.
BraveKids.org - Compiles lists of local and national resources for families of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses or disabilities. BraveKids.org currently lists resources in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Searchable by zip code. (415) 561-2393.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation - Offers a network of parent support groups in all US states and on every continent. To be referred to your nearest group, contact (800) 366-2223.