The South African Clinical Haematology Society (SACHaS) is a scientific and educational non-profit organization aiming to bring together haematologists, oncologist, physicians, scientists, nurses, technologists and medical administrators with an interest in and/or involved in the teaching, research, practice and therapy of blood disorders.
The objectives of the Society are:
- To set the standards for the education, training and practice of Clinical Haematology in South Africa.
- To organize annual meetings and provide a forum for the discussion of advances in this field.
- To synthesize and evaluate evidence-based and consensus guidelines for the management of diseases of the blood and bone marrow.
- To promote the acquisition, dissemination, exchange and application of knowledge in haematology, immunology of blood disorders, stem cell biology, pharmacology and haematopoiesis.
- To develop, standardize and critically evaluate new and existing instrumentation, and therapies focussed in the diagnosis and management of genetic or acquired anaemia, haematological malignancies, coagulation disorders, including haemophilia and thrombophilia.
- To encourage and promote collaborative activities among members working in the field and related fields as well as with other national and international organizations.
- To interact with other groups with similar core activities such as the SA Society of Haematology (SASH).
- To interact with medical insurance funders and regulatory bodies to ensure appropriate remuneration for professional services in testing, therapeutic, clinical evaluation and assessment of patients.
Members of the Society are registered medical practitioners, scientists, medical technologists and registered nurses who have paid their current dues to the Society in full and whose activity is focused in the field of Haematology.