The society aims to promote and improve the study and application of haematology via its network of professional members.


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The role of haematology

Haematology deals with many aspects of those diseases which affect the blood such as anaemia, leukemia, lymphoma, and clotting or bleeding disorders. Haematologists also manage blood transfusion services.

Their work often involves clinical consulting – providing advice on the diagnosis and management of patients referred to them by doctors.

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Dr Ellen Maxwell


Dr Ellen Maxwell is laboratory haematologist and director of pathology for a busy Melbourne lab. We spoke to Dr Maxwell about what work is carried out in the haematology department and some of the stand out moments in her career.

Read Dr Maxwell's story