American Society of Hematology

ASH, the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders, regularly issues press releases highlighting clinical and research advances announced at the ASH annual meeting and published in Blood, as well as releases and statements on breaking policy news affecting the field of hematology.

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Latest Press Releases

  • Longevity for those with Sickle Cell Disease Linked to Care Maintenance, Family Involvement Oct 03, 2016

    With a national median life expectancy of 42–47 years, people with sickle cell disease (SCD) face many challenges, including severe pain episodes, stroke, and organ damage. However, a new report published online today in Blood shows that some people with mildly symptomatic SCD may live as long as 86 years with proper management of the disease.

  • ASH President Comments on Continuing Resolution, NIH Funding Sep 29, 2016

    ASH remains committed to working with lawmakers to pass a full FY2017 budget and urges our leaders to pass sensible and vital bipartisan funding legislation. Congress has the power to ensure that lifesaving biomedical research continues, while promoting public health and safety.

  • Junior Medical Educators and Faculty Participate in ASH Bootcamp for New Medical Educators Sep 27, 2016

    The American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the names of the 20 junior medical educators selected to participate in the new ASH Medical Educators Institute (MEI). Led by Marc Kahn, MD, of Tulane University School of Medicine and Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, this program is designed to cultivate future leaders in hematology education by providing a "boot camp" in teaching techniques and critical topics in medical education.

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