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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Pediatric hematology
 Un paciente siendo atendido en una consulta de hematología pediátrica del Hospital de día de Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

We use diagnostic techniques that allow us to offer a faster and more accurate diagnosis, as well as access to new personalized treatments.

The Pediatric Hematology Department at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a national reference center for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for children and adolescents with hematological diseases. Some, such as iron deficiency anemia, are very common, but many others are rare diseases which affect very few children around the world.

In our department, made up of a nationally recognized, highly experienced team, we use complex diagnostic techniques (functional studies, bone marrow aspiration, genetic studies, etc.) which help us to give our patients a swifter, more accurate diagnosis, as well as access to new personalized treatments.

The primary focus of our work is to provide patients and their families with comprehensive information, based on a precise diagnosis, in order to offer suitable treatment and, whenever possible, allow them to access new drugs in the setting of clinical trials.

We work in three principal units, in which a multi-disciplinary team strives to ensure that care is focused on patients and their families. We are particularly interested in responding to their needs in an individualized manner.


  • European Commission (ERN): EurobloodNet
  • Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare (CSUR): Hereditary erythropathology. Congenital coagulopathies. Spinal cord failure. SJD Barcelona Hospital and Hospital de Sant Pau group.
  • Catalan Health Service (XUEC): Hereditary erythropathology, congenital coagulopathies and spinal cord failure.

Why SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

Benchmarks in the care of pediatric hematological diseases

We are a Unit with international and national recognition.

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Care focused on patients and their families

We adapt the treatment to the needs of each patient.

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Specialized nursing team

We carry out training programs for patients and caregivers.

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We apply innovative therapies

Our patients benefit from our participation in clinical trials. We also use this experience for the early application of new therapies.

Our facilities

We have modern installations designed to improve the experience for pediatric patients when they have to come to the Hospital.

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Coordinated transition to the adult hospital

We have the A10 program, pioneer of transition of the pediatric patient.

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Annual visits


Online care

40 - 50

New patients with severe diseases per year


Patients with genetic study


Oral anticoagulant treatment self-control program of pacients


Chronic disease attended to in outpatient area patients per week

2020 data

Specialities and services

In Spain, we are a reference center as experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hematological diseases in children and adolescents.The Unit is responsible for controlling all anticoagulant treatment.

Pathologies we treat

Erythropathology (drepanocytosis, thalasemia mayor, iron deficiency anaemia and other anaemias)
Congenital coagulopathies
Haemophilia A
Haemophilia B
Von Willebrand disease
Rare coagulation disorders
Fallo medular

Treatments we offer

Chronic transfusion program
Iron chelation
Bone marrow transplantation
Oral anticoagulation
Substitutive and non-substitutive treatments in congenital coagulopathy
Immunosuppressant treatment
Genetic counselling and second opinions
  • Jessica Montesinos Méndez (TCAI)

Research and clinical trials

Our research is conducted in the setting of the SJD Research Institute, in the pediatric leukemia and blood disease group, where we conduct translational research, with the aim of applying advances in biological diagnosis and the most innovative treatments in practical care to pediatric patients with blood disorders.

We also participate as an Associated Clinical Group, within the Hereditary Cancer and Related Syndromes Group, in the CIBERER network. 

Principal research projects

  • Own research projects in thrombosis and bone marrow failure.
  • Multiple clinical trials molecules under development for the treatment of hemophilia, thrombosis, Immune thromboctyopenia (ITP), and sickle cell anemia, among others. 


SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a university hospital linked to Universitat de Barcelona. We share our knowledge and we train professionals so that they can specialize in high-complexity medicine.

Every year, in the Hematology Department, we offer a refresher course on Pediatric Hematology

Healthy habits

Without enough iron, the body cannot make hemoglobin and may contain insufficient red blood cells.