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Medical and Scientific Advisory Council

NHF’s prestigious Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) was formed to issue recommendations and advisories on treatment, research and other general health concerns of the coagulation disorders community. Since its inception in 1954, MASAC has issued over 400 communications covering a wide range of medical issues, from prevention and treatment to advocacy of continued research initiatives. Each year, MASAC establishes standard treatment guidelines which are often referred to by international experts, medical schools, pharmacists, emergency room personnel, insurance companies and many others.

MASAC is composed of physicians, scientists and other medical professionals with a wide range of expertise including coagulation disorders, blood safety and infectious disease. Members of the community, as well as chairs of the nursing, social work, and physical therapy working groups also serve on MASAC. MASAC usually meets three times a year to issue recommendations which are then forwarded to the NHF Board of Directors for approval.

To view a listing of current MASAC documents, click here. The availability of new MASAC documents is announced periodically in HemAware magazine and always available through HANDI.