EHA collaborates with THD to provide critical aid to hematologists

The Hague (Netherlands), June 23, 2023. The European Hematology Association (EHA) is proud to announce its partnership with the Türk Hematoloji Derneği (THD) in a joint effort to support hematologists working in earthquake-affected areas in Türkiye and Syria. EHA has extended financial support to facilitate the provision of essential temporary shelters and equipment, ensuring the well-being and effectiveness of medical professionals in the region.

In response to an urgent appeal from the Turkish Hematology Society, EHA issued another coalition to deliver life-saving infrastructures to address another humanitarian crisis in the world caused by a natural disaster. EHA will send twelve adapted modular containers as temporary, fully-equipped shelters, which are essential to prevent relapse and continue treatment for hematological malignancies. These purpose-built units are tailored to the specific needs of hematologists and include self-sufficient electricity and water installations. On behalf of all those whose hematological lives are at imminent risk, we reiterate our call for humanitarian access without further delay.

"Through our collaboration with the Turkish Society, we aim to provide vital support to hematologists who work tirelessly to improve healthcare in the region. These temporary shelters will not only provide much-needed respite to medical professionals but will also foster an environment conducive to delivering quality medical care to patients," said Prof Antonio Almeida, the newly appointed President of EHA." Dr Muhlis Cem Ar, President of THD, expressed his gratitude for the partnership, saying, "We sincerely thank EHA for their generous support. This contribution will go a long way in alleviating the challenges faced by our hematologists, ensuring their well-being and enabling them to provide the best possible care to our patients. Together, we can make a positive impact on the healthcare landscape."

This partnership between the European Hematology Association and the Turkish Society exemplifies the shared vision of both organizations to improve healthcare and address pressing needs in the field of hematology.

About EHA

The European Hematology Association (EHA) is a membership association that promotes excellence in patient care, research, and education in hematology. EHA works towards its mission by connecting hematologists worldwide, supporting their career development and research, through harmonizing education, and advocating the interest of hematologists. EHA brings together relevant stakeholders. Together, we shape the future of hematology.


About THD:
The Türk Hematoloji Derneği (THD) is a leading professional association dedicated to the advancement of hematology in Türkiye. Comprising dedicated professionals committed to enhancing patient care, THD aims to promote education, research, and collaboration in the field of hematology.


Contact details:

European Hematology Association
Minh Tran, Head of Communications


Last Updated on Tuesday 04 July 2023.