Mayo Clinic is one of the leading medical facilities in the country for the diagnosis and management of various blood disorders. Hematology specialists at Mayo Clinic are internationally recognized as leaders in the field of blood disorders. Experts in hematology at Mayo Clinic are at the leading edge of research to continuously improve diagnosis and treatment options.
At Mayo Clinic, hematologists work in collaboration with teams of experts from virtually every medical and surgical specialty for the care of adults and children with blood diseases, including various cancers of the blood and bone marrow.
People with hematological conditions who seek care at Mayo Clinic will find experts equipped with the knowledge and resources to provide accurate diagnoses and the most appropriate and current care. Hematologists strive to provide individualized care for patients, providing the right treatment for each person based on an accurate diagnosis and an assessment of each individual's needs.
Mayo Clinic hematology researchers are intensively studying the causes and mechanisms of blood diseases and are working to develop novel treatments to cure these disorders.
Innovative treatments studied at Mayo Clinic include those that harness the body's immune system, including:
- Virotherapy using an engineered virus, such as measles, to kill multiple myeloma cells
- Drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors that help the immune system recognize and target lymphoma cells
- A procedure called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, which takes the patient's germ-fighting T-cells, engineers them to attack cancer cells, and infuses the cells back into the body
People seeking care at Mayo Clinic have a chance to participate in hematology clinical trials that may allow them access to novel therapies that aren't yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Mayo Clinic hematology experts actively contribute to care and research in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a comprehensive cancer center. NCI helps fund Mayo Clinic's lymphoma and myeloma research through Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants. Mayo Clinic applies that research to developing more effective and less toxic treatments for lymphoma and myeloma.
Mayo Clinic hematologists collaborate with other hospitals in the United States and internationally to conduct clinical trials. The close connection between clinical care and research at Mayo Clinic makes it possible for eligible patients to enroll in cutting-edge clinical research studies, receive the most advanced treatments, and learn about their illness to actively participate in decisions about their treatment.
More than 60 hematologists and allied health professionals specializing in hematology can be found at Mayo Clinic's three campuses.
Hematologists collaborate with experts in nearly every specialty to deliver effective, personalized care. The hematology team works closely with colleagues who specialize in internal medicine, radiology, transplant, oncology, radiation oncology, pathology and others to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and help to tailor an appropriate, individualized care plan.
Children and adolescents with blood disorders receive care through the Children's Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. At Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, pediatric experts collaborate with the Phoenix Children's Hospital to provide care to young patients. Together the two hospitals oversee a single bone marrow transplant program for children. Pediatric patients receive care at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida through a partnership with Nemours Children's Specialty Care and Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Experts in hematology at Mayo Clinic have experience diagnosing and treating all types of diseases and conditions that affect the blood, including very rare conditions.
Each year, more than 30,000 people with blood diseases are treated at Mayo Clinic. This experience means your doctor is equipped with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
At Mayo Clinic, people with blood diseases have access to a full range of treatment options, including standard and experimental treatments.
Care focused on your needs
Mayo Clinic hematologists provide individualized, whole-person care to those with blood diseases. They focus on the personal as well as the medical needs by providing a diverse range of services for patients and their families, including:
Hematologists at Mayo Clinic are constantly working to improve patient care to meet the needs of the patient. For instance, bone marrow transplant procedures are conducted as hospital-based outpatient procedures at Mayo Clinic, which reduces the time you'll spend in the hospital.
An innovative program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota was developed to reduce the need for travel back and forth to the clinic for transplant patients staying at the Gift of Life Transplant House. Daily blood draws are done in a special facility on-site. Blood samples are transported and processed by the lab, with results available in time for doctor appointments later in the day. For patients with frequent blood draws, this saves time and energy, allowing them to focus on healing and recovery.
Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Florida also offer housing for people undergoing transplant procedures.
Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 70 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites bring Mayo Clinic hematology expertise and individualized care to their local communities.
Mayo Clinic experts collaborate with professionals in other health care facilities through the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The Mayo Clinic Care Network uses technology and physician collaboration to deliver a full spectrum of medical expertise to communities across the country and throughout the world. Through the network, Mayo Clinic collaborates with local providers, complementing local expertise and providing additional peace of mind.