The format includes both pediatric and adult perspectives, with introductory chapters on the molecular and cellular biology foundations of hematology. The major benign and neoplastic disorders as well as stem cell transplantation, transfusion medicine and laboratory haematology are represented in subsequent chapters. A section on consultative haematology synthesizes and integrates the management of patients with blood disorders. Case vignettes within the chapters serve to focus the discussion on issues and applications in clinical practice. Core knowledge is well represented, and every effort has been made to identify recent advances and promising areas of ongoing clinical and basic research. Over 200 case-based, multiple-choice questions with detailed critiques are provided for CME credit and board preparation. An accompanying website provides links to Blood, The ASH Education Program Books and the ASH Image Bank.