Center for rare Red Cell and Platelet Disorders

Programs and services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of inherited red cell disorders, e. g. hereditary spherocytosis, pyruvate kinase deficiency or thalassemia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of inherited platelet disorders, e. g. thrombocytopenia or thrombocytopathy
  • Specialized out-patient services for children and adults
  • Clinical laboratories with possibility of external submissions
  • Characterisation and classification of so far non-diagnosed red cell and platelet disorders
  • Monitoring of left splenic function after sub- or near-total splenectomy
  • Development of an individualised treatment plan
  • Initiation of allogeneic stem cell transplantation in selected cases
  • Perioperative management
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Participation in preparing national and inter­national diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines
  • Research in developing modern and innovative diagnostic methods

Collaborating institutions

  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Internal Medicine II
  • Red Cell Laboratory, Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine II
  • Central Laboratory with Out-patient Unit for Hemostaseology
  • Chair of Experimental Biomedicine – Experimental Hemostaseology
  • Institute of Human Genetics



Dr. Oliver Andres (Department of Pediatrics)




+49 931 201-27729