Department of Paediatric Immunohaematology @ Ospedale San Raffaele

The Paediatric Immunohematology Unit is a centre of excellence for the treatment of genetic blood disorders by gene and cell therapy. The Unit deals with the diagnosis and treatment of children affected by haematological, immunological and metabolic diseases with neurological involvement, with particular regard to genetic diseases. The centre is composed of a highly specialized team with a long experience in the diagnosis, research and treatment of patients suffering from genetic diseases. The Unit is the Reference Centre for the diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PID) and other paediatric haematological diseases.

The Unit actively collaborates with the San Raffaele’s Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget) for the clinical application of the experimental protocols of gene and cell therapy and is part of the Stem Cells Programme for the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells. Clinical and research activity is documented by a large number of publications in national and international scientific journals.

The Unit’s activity is divided into the following specialized branches:

  • Paediatric immunology
    • Primitive immunodeficiency
    • Autoimmune diseases
  • Paediatric haematology
    • platelet diseases
    • Anaemias
    • Neutropenia
  • Neuropediatric metabolic diseases

Our excellence in numbers


gene therapy/transplantations

Notable advanced technological equipment

The Unit’s diagnostic and research laboratories equipment allows the most precise diagnosis of immunological and haematological defects, i.e. genetic investigations (next generation sequencing, in collaboration with the laboratory of molecular clinical biology), flow cytofluorimetry, functional tests.

The SR-Tiget Clinical Lab is a certified laboratory, in which tests required for clinical trial endpoints are performed following GCLP requirements. The SR-Tiget Clinical Lab can perform tests for all phases Clinical Trials, including phase I trials.

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Meet our team

Head physician

Alessandro Aiuti

Alessandro Aiuti

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