Immune haematology

About

Our immune haematology service is led by a specialist multidisciplinary team which cares for patients with a wide range of immune haematology conditions. Hammersmith Hospital is an immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) centre led by Dr Nichola Cooper, providing both adult care at Hammersmith Hospital and paediatric care at St Mary’s Hospital. The service is part of the UK ITP Forum and works closely with the UK ITP Patient Support Association.

We provide a wide range of services for our patients, including day care treatment, inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, clinical nurse specialist support, and pregnancy care (provided jointly with the maternity services at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital). We provide care for approximately 250 adults with ITP and 30 children with ITP, as well as patients with more rare immune haematological disorders including thrombotic thrombocytopenia (TTP), autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) and haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). 

Conditions we treat

  • Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenia (TTP)
  • Aplastic anaemia 
  • Haemolytic anaemias, including paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
  • Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Additional information

Clinical trials and research

We have an active research programme in immune thrombocytopenia, autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and other non-malignant blood disorders and invite patients to participate in national and international disease registries. A member of our team may inform you about any clinical trials or other research studies relevant to your condition which you can find out more about on a completely voluntary basis. Current clinical trials include:

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