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Living With Sickle Cell Disease

October 1, 2014
Zhane was born with sickle cell disease, a blood disorder that negatively impacts his body’s ability to move oxygen to tissues throughout his body.  The disease can result in excruciating pain, serious infections, chronic anemia, damage to body organs or stroke. more >

My Daughter, The Fighter!

October 1, 2014

Saloni will finish a 72-week treatment protocol in October. Her care has been exceptional at Dell Children’s Medical.

Center. Her doctors give us so much hope and confidence. They told us not to give up.

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Children's Blood & Cancer Center at Dell Children's Receives $10K CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Clinical Trial Advancement Award

September 10, 2014
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is proud to announce a $10,000 Clinical Trial Advancement Award to the Children’s Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC) at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas to help enroll pediatric cancer patients into clinical trials. more >

Be Aware of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease

August 29, 2014

Cancer awareness is year round at the Children’s Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC). As we roll into September--National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month—let us be reminded of the support these children and their families need to get them through one of the most difficult challenges in their lives.

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that impacts the body’s ability to carry oxygen to tissues effectively. It’s a genetic condition that’s diagnosed with a simple blood test and most often found at birth during newborn screening test. It can also be diagnosed before birth.

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CBCC Research Team Grows

June 27, 2014

The CBCC welcomes Ashley Ratcliff, RN, BSN, who joins the research team as a research coordinator. Ashley has worked with blood and cancer patients on the 4North inpatient unit at Dell Children’s Medical Center for the last three years.

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It Must Be Prom!!!

June 26, 2014

On Saturday, June 21st, teen patients from the CBCC spent the evening at Dell Children’s Medical Center.  In their battle with chronic illness, they’ve spent countless hours on the CBCC inpatient floor or in the CBCC outpatient clinic.

But on this night, they are visiting Dell Children’s for a different reason.  They are normal teens attending their prom and nobody is thinking about illness.

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Keri's Fairy Godmother Foundation

June 10, 2014

In March of 2006, Keri Byer was determined to help a friend who couldn’t afford to purchase her daughter’s prom dress.  Keri had missed her own high school prom because of lack of finances, so she understood their pain.

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