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In 2020 the British Society for Haematology will have been dedicated to helping members support people with blood disorders and diseases for 60 years. Help us celebrate our 60th anniversary.

We are planning a range of activities during 2020 to celebrate our anniversary. These activities will highlight the achievements of all those working in haematology over the past 60 years, as well as looking to the future to ensure that BSH can continue to help transform patient care through excellence in haematology.

60@60 exhibition - help needed.

One of our 60th anniversary celebrations will be a ’60@60’ exhibition, a collection of objects and personal stories showcasing the major developments in haematology over the years. There will be a physical exhibition - to be displayed during ASM 2020 in Birmingham, as well as an online version on our website.

How to get involved




1) Lend an item

Do you have vintage haematology items that we can borrow? Perhaps some old equipment, unusual literature or anything else that might reflect how haematology has changed over the past 60 years. Do you have any BSH memorabilia?

If so we want to hear from you. It's easy to get in touch - simply send us some details* using the reply form below.

Please note that items included in the physical exhibition will be retained by the Society until the end of November 2020 (with items being returned throughout the month of December 2020), whilst items included in the online exhibition will be retained until the end of April 2020 (with items being returned throughout the month of May 2020).

On receipt of your information, we will contact you to explore how your item would fit into the exhibition and to discuss next steps.  We will be trying to avoid the duplication of objects and intend to update this page regularly should we be inundated with multiple copies of any one item.

*There will be items we are unable to accept including, but not limited to, the following: controlled drugs, mercury, toxic, carcinogenic or flammable items.

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2) Share your story

We are keen to hear what you believe to be the breakthroughs and milestones, transformative inventions and applications, together with the key personnel in haematology through the years, as well as your thoughts on how haematology will advance in the future. 

  • Who sparked your interest in haematology and inspired your career choice?
  • Which item do you feel represents the greatest advance in haematology?
  • What do you believe will be the greatest achievement in haematology in the next 60 years?

Please send us your thoughts, memories and stories - simply fill in the box below.  Information submitted may be published online and in printed materials, as part of the anniversary celebrations.

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If you have any questions or require any further information about the 60th anniversary activities, please contact Janet McCready (email: