Research sustains advances that are critical in the practice of hematology. New discoveries at the basic and clinical level have resulted in improvements in diagnosis and treatment – and may one day lead to a cure – for some of the most common and life-threatening blood diseases. Supporting the brightest minds in research is critical to the search for cures and is a core principal of the ASH Foundation.
Donors can contribute in general support of research programs of the ASH Foundation or may designate their contribution to one of the specific programs listed below.
Read a CNN Money article profiling ASH Bridge Grant recipients.
ASH Bridge Grant Program
Make a commitment to support the ASH Bridge Grant Program providing funding for hematologists whose vital research might otherwise not be accomplished due to the severe funding reductions for biomedical research. The new program was designed to help bridge a gap created by nearly a decade of flat funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which likely will be followed by additional severe projected cuts.
Over the past decade, research supported by NIH has yielded significant advances across all fields of medicine. As a direct result of hematology research, chronic myeloid leukemia has become a manageable disease, children are routinely cured of acute lymphocytic leukemia, and new types of blood thinners can effectively treat and prevent strokes.
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For more than a quarter century the ASH Scholar Awards have helped move hematology forward by funding critical, promising research for those in the transition period between completion of training and achievement of status as an independent investigator. The awards support the tangible needs of the brightest minds in research – making possible the purchase of needed laboratory equipment and supplies and covering the time needed to carry out vital experiments and trials.
One intangible value of the program is providing these exceptional scholars with the confidence that comes from having their research enthusiastically supported by established experts in the field. Please consider showing your support so that more beginning researchers are not just given funding, but are given the freedom to take risks, follow their intuition, and pursue creative solutions to scientific quandaries.
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