The Hematology Clinic is located in the SCCA, SE Lake Union. A fully-staffed clinic meets every Thursday afternoon. Patients with hematologic malignancies are seen at other times as well. Over 1000 new referrals and over 8000 follow-up patient visits are seen annually. The SCCA provides facilities for patient evaluations, follow-up care, chemotherapy administration, and transfusion/infusion services. Additional evening, weekend and overnight care is provided at the UWMC. Disorders managed through the Hematology Clinic include, anemias, coagulation and bleeding disorders, ITP, TTP, hypercoagulable states and thrombotic disorders, iron deficiency and overload, leukemias, lymphomas, myelodysplasia, myeloma, amyloidosis, myeloproliferative disorders, porphyria, sickle cell disease, thrombocytopenias and thalassemias.
New patient referrals to the Hematology Clinic are made by calling the Patient Care Coordinator (Silvia Ali) at 206-288-1260. The Nurse Manager of the Clinic is Eileen Dorsey (206-288-2161). The Hematology Consult Attending is available to answer physician phone inquiries and consultations through the University's MEDCON service (in the Seattle/King County area, 206-543-5300; toll free 1-800-326-5300).
Also, the Hematology Consult Attending provides consultative services for patients on the medicine and surgery and patient teams and helps interpret bone marrow aspirates and biopsies. In addition, Division faculty members direct the care of inpatients on the Leukemia and Hematology/Oncology service of the UWMC.
Hematology outpatients are seen in weekly clinics that meets on Tuesday afternoons in the General Clinic area on the first floor of the Seattle VA Medical Center. Benign and malignant hematologic disorders are managed in these clinics with the support of an infusion/chemotherapy unit, located on the 2 West ward, and an on-site Radiation Oncology Unit. Outpatient appointments and referrals
for patients enrolled in the VA system can be made through the Oncology Section office at
The Harborview Hematology/Oncology Clinic physicians care for patients with a wide variety of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and bleeding problems. The clinic meets at Harborview Medical Center on 3 West, from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. each Thursday afternoon. To make an appointment, please contact the patient care coordinator at 206-744-6212.
The Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) provides component blood products and clinical services to help meet the medical needs of patients in more than 70 Western Washington hospitals and clinics. In addition to supplying regional medical centers with transfusion products, the PSBC also provides comprehensive laboratory testing for transfusion and coagulation related issues and a full range of apheresis services. Mobile and on-site services including therapeutic plasma exchange, cellular depletion, red cell exchange, and peripheral blood stem cell collection. Consultation with a transfusion specialist is available 24 hours a day by calling 206-292-6525.
A state-wide Hemophilia Care Program is sponsored by the PSBC. It provides comprehensive care to patients with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease. An appointment to the adult clinic at the Blood Center can be scheduled by calling 206-292-6507; referrals to pediatricians and other health care providers familiar with hemophilia care throughout Washington are also available. Consultation with a hemophilia care specialist is available 24 hours a day by calling 800-552-0640; nights and weekends, press 6525 or call 206-292-6525 directly and ask to have the on-call specialist paged.