Programs Blood Disorders Hematologists at Connecticut Children’s treat non-malignant (not cancerous) blood disorders in children of all ages, from infancy to early adulthood. Our comprehensive Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders offers pediatric patients exceptional clinical care, access to novel therapies and clinical trials, family support programs and a state-of-the-art outpatient infusion center in one convenient location. Learn more about our blood disorders program > Sickle Cell Program Sickle Cell disease is a genetic blood disorder in which red blood cells are shaped like crescent moons, rather than round discs. This can cause such problems as infections, pain, anemia and damage to organs. Connecticut Children’s hematologists provides specialized care to children of all ages with sickle cell disease. It has been found that a significant number of children with sickle cell disease also have lung problems, so Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders is one of the few in the country to also offer a Sickle Cell Pulmonary Clinic. Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program The Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s collaborates with oncology specialists at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center to provide consultation, medical care and support services for patients up to age 40 with diseases more often found in younger patients. Learn more about the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program > Solid Tumor Program Connecticut Children’s Solid Tumor Program is one of the few pediatric cancer programs in the country with a dedicated team. Our program is committed to early and accurate diagnosis of tumors. We expertly coordinate personalized treatment plans in a seamless manner following a child’s initial diagnosis. Learn more about our solid tumor program > Fertility & Sexual Health Program As treatments for childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers and other chronic health conditions continue to improve, we must also address the potential side effects of treatment, including fertility and sexual health. Learn more about our fertility and sexual health program > Supportive Care Program The Cancer Supportive Care Program is dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, cognitive and social health of children with cancer through evidence-based care, education and research. Learn more about our supportive care program > REACH for the STARS Survivorship Program The REACH for the STARS Survivorship Program provides guidance and ongoing support to pediatric cancer survivors, along with access to resources to help them improve and maintain their quality of life as well as tackle roadblocks successfully. Learn more about our REACH for the STARS Survivorship Program > Cancer Support Services The diagnosis of a child with cancer can feel overwhelming to parents and families and present unexpected psychological, emotional and social challenges. Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders offers a variety of support services to help families navigate this unfamiliar experience. Learn more about our cancer support services > Advanced Therapeutic Program This program offers new therapies and cutting-edge clinical trials to patients faced with recurrent or progressive cancers. Learn more about our research and clinical trials > Neuro-Oncology Program Children, adolescents and young adults with brain tumors receive comprehensive neuro-surgical care, radiation oncology, radiology and oncology care. Palliative Care Program/Sunflower Kids Patients living with progressive cancers are given advanced care to relieve their pain and suffering. Sarcoma Program This program provides specialized care to children with malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, requiring the collaboration of oncologists, surgical specialists and surgical radiation oncologists.