The Southern African Society
Thrombosis and Haemostasis
1. MISSION STATEMENT AND OBJECTIVES
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
1.7 To encourage and promote collaborative activities among Society members as well as with other national and
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.