New Resources Available
In this blog, I will summarize new resources available on the website and ways ASH is trying to support hematologists through the challenges of COVID-19. My name is Stephanie Lee, and I am the 2020 President of ASH and a transplant physician.
The ASH website devoted to COVID-19 went live on 3/19/20. ASH worked hard to identify and provide information that we hope you find helpful. There are many other websites and information sources, and our goal was not to duplicate them. But we felt there was a need to help hematologists sort through all the incoming information, and also some gaps that ASH could address.
Here’s what is new since last Thursday (3/19/20):
- A link to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Critical Care clinical guidelines
- A link to two resources from China: v7 guidance for COVID-19 management from the Chinese National Health Commission and the Handbook of COVID-19 prevention and control management from The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University
- A COVID ready communication skills toolkit – talking points with patients about COVID-19 issues
- Sickle cell disease resources
- Practical guidance for addressing blood shortages
- The FDA announces they will not take action against sponsor and others for failing to adhere to REMS requirements during the public health emergency
- Schedules for webcasted scientific seminar series are posted. Talks are open to all.
ASH’s goal is to help hematologists cure blood diseases worldwide, even in the time of SARS-CoV-2. More resources will be coming. In the meantime, let us know if you see something elsewhere that should be shared via our website, or if you have other ideas about how ASH can help. You can submit this information via the form at the bottom of the page.
Stay safe and healthy!