EHA Statement of Solidarity with local communities in Türkiye and Syria
The European Hematology Association (EHA) is deeply concerned about the situation in southern Türkiye and northern Syria: Monday's earthquakes and aftershocks have killed thousands of people and destroyed innumerable buildings, while freezing temperatures and damaged roads are hampering rescue efforts. According to researchers, major aftershocks could continue for weeks and months, causing even more hardship.
EHA is in close contact with the Turkish Society of Hematology, as one of our partner national societies, to understand the needs of hematologists and their patients and provide assistance where possible. We would like to express our solidarity with their families and local communities. EHA President Elizabeth Macintyre says: "We stand ready to provide further support as needed."
European Hematology Association
Minh Tran, Head of Communications