Red Cells and Iron

The SWG on Red Cell and Iron focuses on erythroblast and erythrocyte biology in normal and disease states. Furthermore, it focuses its studies on iron-metabolism-related diseases.

This SWG covers the clinical areas of inherited and acquired disorders of the erythrocyte and iron metabolism. Inherited disorders include the hemoglobinopathies and related disorders, disorders of metabolism, membrane abnormalities and other disorders of red blood cell shape, dyserythropoietic anemias and failure of erythroid cell production, and inherited erythrocytosis.

List of priority topics

    1. Iron Deficiency/Iron metabolism/Hemochromatosis/Secondary iron overload
    2. Consultative Hematology (led by faculty familiar with consultative practice issues, this area revolves around consultative practice issues and commonly encountered clinical problems that require the expertise of a hematologist. Topic under this area will include management of anemia across different specialties
    3. Hemoglobinopathies (Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease)

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Activities of the group include facilitating clinical trials on new drugs for red cell disorders, preparing and evaluating existing guidelines for the best clinical practice, and promoting research programs between clinicians. Moreover, specific educational programs will be established.

The SWG includes the following subcommittees:

  • Iron disorders: Clara Camaschella, Italy
  • Dyserythropoietic and hyporegenerative anemias: Hannah Tamary, Israel
  • Hemolytic anemias: Achille Iolascon, Italy
  • Congenital bone marrow failure, aplastic anemias, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: Antonio M Risitano, Italy
  • Thalassemia and Congenital Hemoglobinophaties: Maria Domenica Cappellini, Italy
  • Anemia in the elderly: Reinhard Stauder, Austria
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Lucia De Franceschi, Italy

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Highlights from the SWG

Chairs and Members

SWG Educational Activities