American Society of Hematology

History of ASH and Hematology

In April 1958, the first official meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where more than 300 hematologists gathered to discuss clinical and research matters related to blood and blood diseases. Since that initial meeting, ASH has played an active and important role in the development of hematology as a discipline.

For more than five decades, ASH has sponsored its annual meeting, the premier education and scientific event in the field of hematology, and has published the journal Blood, the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field.

50 Years in Hematology

Explore content reflecting on the history of ASH and the progress that has been made in the field in the last five decades

Hematology Legends

Notable leaders who have been instrumental in the development of ASH and who have greatly advanced the field

ASH Oral Histories

A series of interviews documenting the history of the Society and the development of hematology as a profession

Past Presidents

A listing of some of the influential individuals who have made an impact on the Society over the years - ASH presidents from 1959 to present

Explore the Rich History of ASH and Hematology

Did you know the American Society of Hematology was once called the “Blood Club?” Learn more about the rich history of ASH and the field of hematology in this documentary, created in honor of the Society’s 50th anniversary.

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