The Southern African Society


Thrombosis and Haemostasis



The Southern African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (SASTH) is a scientific and educational
organization aiming to bring together clinicians and scientists  from a broad array of disciplines dealing with thrombosis, haemostasis and vascular biology.


The objectives of the Society are:


1.1   To promote the acquisition, dissemination, exchange, education and application of knowledge in
        thrombosis,haemostasis and vascular biology;

1.2   To identify thrombosis and haemostasis problems affecting  populations in Southern Africa, the African
        continent and the rest of the world;

1.3   To provide a forum for the discussion of these  problems  through scientific meetings and publications;

1.4   To promote and enhance multidisciplinary research and scientific enquiry on these  problems;

1.5   To develop, standardize and critically evaluate new and existing diagnostic tests, instrumentation and reagents
         used in thrombosis, haemostasis and vascular biology.

1.6   To synthesize and evaluate evidence-based and consensus guidelines for the management of thrombotic and
        bleeding disorders.

1.7   To encourage and promote collaborative activities among Society members as well as with other national and
        international organizations.

1.8   To provide a translational environment which supports and fosters the most outstanding clinical care for South
         Africans with thrombotic and haemostatic disorders.

1.9   To provide a forum to enable anticoagulation clinics to be established in rural areas and thereby improve
        care services for poor and needy persons;

1.10 To advise and implement appropriate transfusions of blood products in patients with haemostatic problems.