Haematology (healthcare scientist)

Haematology (including haemostasis and thrombosis) is the study of the blood and blood-forming tissues.

If you work in this area of healthcare science, you’ll play a major role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow.

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Working life

Working in this area of healthcare science, you’ll play a major role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow, for example:

In most organisations you’ll also be involved in blood transfusion science, and be responsible for ascertaining blood group status, and for the provision of appropriate blood and its components.

It is increasingly common for haematology staff to work in a blood science laboratory with staff working with similar technologies for clinical chemistry and immunological investigations. Providing a 24/7 service has been the norm for many years.

Who will I work with?

You will usually work in a team that includes other healthcare science staff and haematologists (doctors).

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