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

Our members are our lifeblood. Each person has a critical role in the care of patients, from research and diagnosis to treatment and support.

We're proud that by working in partnership with our members and the wider profession, we've seen dramatic increases in the number of people with haematology conditions living better quality, longer lives.

Our 60th anniversary is a time for celebration. It is also a time to look forward and build momentum behind the innovation and opportunities ahead. We must continue to enable our members to excel and deliver on-going improvements for patient care, whilst inspiring the next generation of haematology professionals.

60 at 60 exhibition

A central part of our 60th anniversary celebrations will be the ’60 at 60’ exhibition, a collection of objects and personal stories highlighting the major advances and key people in the development of haematology to date. 

We are planning to create both a physical exhibition - to be displayed during ASM 2020 in Birmingham, with a smaller version travelling to other locations during the year – and an online exhibition, enabling you to enjoy the experience even if you are unable to visit in person. 

How to get involved - lend an item and share your story

Help us tell the story of haematology – do you have any items of interest you would be willing to lend for our ‘60 at 60’ exhibition?  We are keen to receive items that illustrate the development of haematology, celebrating the key innovations, inventions, devices, publications and more. 

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).

In the first instance, please complete the 'Lend an exhibition item' form, detailing key facts about your item*.

On receipt of the completed form, 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: controlled drugs, mercury, toxic, carcinogenic or flammable items.

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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 via the form below, or tell us in person at the 2020 Breakfast Table at ASM in Glasgow next month (details below).

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2020 Breakfast Table at ASM 2019

If you are attending this year’s ASM in Glasgow next month, please join us for an informal chat over breakfast on Wednesday 3 April.  Share your memories and tell us your views on both the history and the future of haematology.

2020 Breakfast Table, 7.30 – 8.30 am

Location: M1, SEC Glasgow

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Janet McCready, email