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In 1954 the National Hemophilia Foundation formed a medical advisory council
to advance clinical care and promote hemophilia research. Now known as the
Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC), this body establishes quality
of care guidelines for the treatment of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
Issued in the form of recommendations, MASAC guidelines set the standard
of care around the world. The scientists, physicians and other treatment
professionals who comprise MASAC are internationally regarded as experts
in the broad field of bleeding disorders research and care, AIDS, hepatitis,
other infectious diseases and blood safety. MASAC meets twice a year to
issue its recommendations, which are then approved by NHF's Board of Directors.
MASAC recommendations are posted on NHF's Web site, are available to callers
through HANDI, NHF's information clearinghouse (800-42-HANDI or firstname.lastname@example.org),
and are published in NHF's HemAware
Click here to search the online
database of MASAC treatment recommendations.
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information only. NHF does not give medical advice or engage in the practice
of medicine. NHF under no circumstances recommends particular treatment
for specific individuals and in all cases recommends that you consult your
physician or local treatment center before pursuing any course of treatment.
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