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2019 Annual Report

American Society of Hematology

An photograph of American Society of Hematology's convention booth.

For many hematologists, “ASH” is practically synonymous with the annual meeting. While ASH serves the hematology community in many ways year-round, ASH meetings– including smaller, focused educational meetings serve as the most prominent educational and collaborative experiences for hematologists worldwide.

ASH supports hematologists around the world by offering various research awards, training programs, and other resources designed to enhance knowledge, research, and expertise. In 2019, ASH award programs continued to provide funding, training, and mentorship to a new generation of ASH awardees.

$ 11 M

Spent in career development awards and training programs in 2019

900 +

Award recipients in 2019

35 +

Countries with ASH award recipients 

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"The ASH Bridge Grant has single-handedly allowed me to stay in academic research. It has permitted me to be able to continue to employ my lab staff and continue our investigations in hematology. I am both honored and grateful to have received this grant."

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Troy Lund, MD, PhD

ASH continues to play a vital role in influencing policies and advocating for hematology. In 2019, ASH engaged in advocacy activities related to funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other issues of concern to practicing physicians.


Congressional office visits by ASH members and staff in 2019

750 +

Letters to Congress by ASH members and staff in 2019

As the world’s premier hematology organization, ASH continues to expand its international programs and services designed to help hematologists conquer blood diseases worldwide. In 2019, ASH global programs continued to provide guidance, leadership, and training on a variety of areas of international focus.

The ASH Foundation was created in 2012 to facilitate private philanthropic relationships with individual donors, other foundations, and government agencies that confer charitable grants. Thanks to generous donors, in 2019 the ASH Foundation provided additional resources to enhance and expand ASH programs dedicated to advancing hematology research, promoting career development and training, and making a global impact. 

$ 1 M+

Disbursements in FY19


ASH Foundation donors in FY19


Countries represented by donors in FY19