Haematology

Haematology is another rapidly developing discipline which deals with many aspects of those diseases which affect the blood such as anaemia, leukemia, lymphoma, and clotting or bleeding disorders.

Another important activity is the management of blood transfusion services. Many haematologists are involved, not only in the laboratory diagnosis and management of patients with blood diseases, but as clinical consultants. They also provide advice on the diagnosis and management of patients referred to them by medical colleagues, where the disease impacts on some aspect of the patient's blood.

In general terms, it is the variety and diversity of activities undertaken by haematologists at both a laboratory and clinical level, which provides the major attraction of this discipline.