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MASAC Releases New Recommendations

Guidelines cover hemophilia products, von Willebrand disease treatment and blood safety
Author: Beth Marshall

The National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF’s) Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) met April 17–18 in Chicago and issued four recommendations for the bleeding disorders community. On June 9, the committee issued a fifth recommendation for a meeting of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability regarding potential changes to its blood donor deferral policy.

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MASAC comprises hematologists, other doctors, researchers and other experts on bleeding disorders. The recommendations are intended to set standards of care for the treatment of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, and to set guidelines for blood safety.

Read the recommendations: