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Pediatric hematologists are doctors who unite two vocations: the science of treating blood diseases and knowledge in the care of children and adolescents. This kind of doctor has knowledge of the particularities of diseases of the blood and hematopoietic organs (bone marrow, lymph nodes and the spleen) in the pediatric age group.

When one of the components of the blood or hematopoietic organ present a problem, the hematologist carries out the investigation, through specific blood tests to identify the cause and indicate the treatment. Hematologists also assesses blood clotting conditions, such as excessive bleeding or situations that cause thrombosis.




Hemotherapy is the therapeutic use of blood, which can be transfused with its components (blood components) and derivatives (blood derivatives). The main blood components used in transfusion therapy are: red blood cell concentrate, platelet concentrate, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate.


It is up to the Hemotherapist to coordinate blood banks or blood centers as the technical manager and is ultimately responsible for all medical, technical and administrative activities. These responsibilities include complying with technical standards and determining the appropriateness of indications for blood transfusion and components.
Hemotherapists are also responsible for carrying out replacement transfusions (eg. blood transfusions), intrauterine transfusion and intraoperative blood recovery.
Also under its responsibility is the Hemapheresis sector, a therapy that uses plasma exchange and replacement, through special equipment, by colloid solutions or human plasma, as a way to remove unwanted substances from the blood, as well as the collection of stem cells for bone marrow transplant.

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