Education & training
Haematologists are doctors who are experts in blood. Many diseases involve blood cells, including anaemias, leukaemias and other bone marrow diseases. Haematologists also deal with abnormalities of the blood coagulation system, such as haemophilia. Haematologists diagnose and clinically manage disorders of the blood and bone marrow. They also provide clinical support for the haematology diagnostic laboratory including the blood bank. Haematologists undertake the care of outpatients and inpatients, provide an advisory and consultancy service to all hospital specialists and general practitioners, and manage diagnostic laboratories. They provide clinical interpretation of laboratory data and morphology (form and structure) of blood and bone marrow specimens.