Donate to Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases Research, Patient Care and Education

The pediatric cancer and blood diseases department at Northwestern Medicine handles a plethora of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Anemia
  • Brain tumors
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hemophilia
  • Leukemia
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Tumors of the Spine  

Northwestern is dedicated to providing the very best of care for its youngest patients and takes a multidisciplinary approach to treat each child as a whole.  Northwestern Medicine’s team of physicians and specialists on staff include, but are not limited to:

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists
  • Pediatric Neurologists
  • Pediatric Surgeons
  • Critical Care  
  • Oncology Nurse Specialists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Pediatric Social Workers

These physicians and specialists on Northwestern Medicine’s medical staff work together to ensure that children receive the highest level of care and support.  When you donate to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will become an integral part of helping maintain and expand upon these vital services.

Leukemia is one of the most common diseases treated in Northwestern’s department of pediatric cancer and blood diseases and is also the most prevalent form of cancer in children under the age of 15.  At the onset, symptoms may include fatigue, loss of appetite, and frequent bruising, but later stages may lead to serious infections in the body, severe bleeding, and the spread of other types of cancers throughout the body.  Early detection is essential to providing the best treatments for children diagnosed. When you financially support Northwestern Memorial Foundation, your gift will ensure the continuation of programs that focus on the early detection and the effective treatment of leukemia.

Aside from leukemia and other pediatric cancers, Northwestern is committed to diagnosing and treating a wide range of blood diseases such as hemophilia.  Hemophilia, an inherited genetic disorder, occurs when clotting proteins known as clotting factors are missing in the blood, which causes difficulties with the natural process of coagulation, which stops bleeding.  In mild cases, this may only cause difficulties in bleeding after surgery, but in more severe instances, patients with hemophilia may experience frequent bleeding episodes that may even cause bleeding within the joints.  Treatments may include prescribing medications such as desmopressin (DDAVP), or replacement therapy, in which the missing proteins are administered to prevent or treat bleeding problems.  Northwestern also offers counseling services to children who have been diagnosed with hemophilia, and educational services are provided for the family to help manage this lifelong condition.  Your generous donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation allows for the continuation of research into this disease and providing for the best possible care for the children who live with it.

Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Your financial gift to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will in part fund access for our pediatric cancer and blood disease patients to leading-edge advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies, a wide range of nationally acclaimed specialty care, and access to more than 150 experienced and dedicated pediatric specialists at Northwestern Medicine.  Even more importantly, your generosity toward Northwestern Memorial Foundation will provide hope for children diagnosed with all types of pediatric cancer, as well as their families. Your donation makes a difference.

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