NHF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) was created in 1954 to issue recommendations and advisories on treatment, research and other general health concerns for the bleeding disorders community.
MASAC is composed of physicians, scientists, and other medical professionals with a wide range of expertise on bleeding disorders, blood safety and infectious disease as well as representatives from government agencies, and people with bleeding disorders. It also comprises the chairs of NHF’s nursing, social work, and physical therapy working groups.
Over the years MASAC has issued more than 400 communications covering a wide range of medical issues, from prevention and treatment to infectious disease complications and women with bleeding disorders. Each year, MASAC establishes standard treatment guidelines. These are often referred to by international experts, medical schools, pharmacists, emergency room personnel, insurance companies and many others.