out ASH’s new video library at www.hematology.org/Publications/Videos, which features a number of films produced on
various topics, including a trailer from the hematology documentary “Blood
Detectives,” Society programs such as the Clinical Research Training Institute,
and ASH’s history and award winners. The following short films are
included in the ASH video library and also featured prominently on ASH’s
patient-oriented Web site, www.BloodTheVitalConnection.org.
These videos were created for educational purposes and cover a broad range of
topics; we encourage you to share them with others.
• “What Is Hematology?” provides basic information
about the types of diseases that hematologists study and treat, as well as the
importance of having a hematologist as part of a patient’s health-care team.
This film is a quick introduction to hematology that could be shared with new
patients or shown to students with little knowledge of the field.
• In “Why Choose Hematology?” hematologists in both
research and practice talk about the challenges and rewards of pursuing a
career in hematology. You might consider screening this short film for high
school students to engage their interest in science and medicine or to new
medical students who are in the process of choosing their career path.
• “Research Saves
Lives” highlights the critical
connection between advances made in the treatment and care of people affected
by blood disorders and the federal funding of biomedical research. You can help
make a difference by sharing this film with others and encouraging them to
voice support for increased research funding by using the online ASH Advocacy
Center (www.hematology.org/takeaction) to contact
• Colorful blood disease animations are available
on a variety of topics and can be a valuable teaching tool in explaining blood
conditions to your patients or students. Refer them to www.BloodTheVitalConnection.org to see the animations and learn more about many disorders, including anemia,
bleeding and clotting disorders, and blood cancers.
All of these films are available on YouTube and are
accessible from ASH’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/ashwebmaster. Be sure to sign up through YouTube to be
notified of new additions to the ASH video library.
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