SOAR Takes Sickle Cell Patients to New Heights

Triage Nurse Renee takes measure of patient Jonavin
Triage Nurse Renee takes measure of Jonavin, a sickle cell patient who benefits from the clinic.

Children’s Hospital’s new Sickle-Cell Outpatient Assessment and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Clinic allows more focused, multi-disciplinary treatment and better ease of access to families battling the rare blood disease.

SOAR Clinic provides Children’s Hospital hematology patients with sickle cell anemia with a comprehensive visit once-a-month. Having a dedicated day allows the team to focus on these cases and our families to have a greater sense of support and community with each other. Doctors will have the ability to see their patients and then refer them to other subspecialists (such as cardiology, dental, ophthalmology, neurology, nephrology, physiatry and psychology) as appropriate -- all on the same day. Ancillary team members (such as registered dietitians, social work, child life and chaplains) will also be available to meet each families’ needs.

Having a sickle cell clinic allows this special patient population to receive the family-centered, comprehensive treatment they need without having to compromise their lifestyles, so kids like Jonavin can spend less time feeling sick and more time playing.

Visit our Hematology/Oncology page for more information.