Cochrane Haematology


Our work involves preparing, maintaining and promoting systematic reviews on:

  • the diagnosis and treatment of adults with malignant haematological disorders
  • the treatment and management of people with acquired haematological disorders 
  • blood and stem cell donation
  • use of stem cell therapies and haematopoietic growth factors
  • blood transfusion and its alternatives

We are one of the 53 Cochrane Review Groups which are part of Cochrane, an international not-for-profit and independent organisation, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. 

Cochrane produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions, and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. 

The Cochrane Haematology editorial base is located at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Cologne, and the University of Oxford, Radcliffe Department of Medicine. Our international members include researchers, health care professionals and people using health services. Our editors are based in Australia, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Switzerland, UK and USA, our review authors and consumer referees are based all over the world.

Our work focuses on three main areas.

  • Production, publication, dissemination and maintenance of our systematic reviews. These reviews are published when ready in the Cochrane Library.
  • Development and maintenance of a specialised register of randomised controlled trials relevant to the scope of our group’s work.
  • Transfer of generated evidence to clinicians, consumers, policy makers and researchers.

A new chapter for Cochrane 

Cochrane has embarked an important change programme to transfer the way we produce the high-quality, independent and timely evidence. The new model is designed to ensure Cochrane remains viable, sustainable, and focused on the greatest global health and care challenges now and into the future. As part of the new model we are implementing a Central Editorial Service to streamline the editorial process. We are greatful to everyone who contributes their time and expertise to Cochrane haematology. We encourage you to look out for further communications about Cochrane's plans for the future and new opportunities to get involved. You can stay connected by: