Division of Hematology Patient Stories

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Beta Thalassemia Major: Mia’s Story

girl hospital patient and brother

From the time she was just a few months old, Mia needed blood transfusions due to her rare blood disease. A bone marrow transplant changed everything.

Cyclic Neutropenia: Ella’s Story

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For years, Ella’s health seemed fragile, culminating in a life-threatening infection. She now needs injections to control her rare blood disorder.

Johnna’s Story

When Johnna was a teen, her life was saved by an innovative hormone therapy that stimulated her own bone marrow as a treatment for aplastic anemia. Today, she’s a nurse at CHOP, and donates to ensure tomorrow’s breakthroughs help other children.