Clinical Haematology department caters for patients with diseases of the blood, both malignant and non-malignant, and provides comprehensive diagnostic services and continuing management to these patients. For some malignant conditions, this may include the patient having an autologous stem cell transplant.
Haematologists are experts in diseases of the blood. Clinical haematologists look after patients on the wards and treat them. The commonest groups of disease that they treat are the leukaemias (cancer of the white blood cells), and lymphomas (cancer of the lymphatic system). They also manage some forms of anaemia, such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia and deal with disorders of blood clotting.