Welcome at IHBT
The Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (IHBT) was founded in Prague in 1952 as an institute under the Czech Ministry of Health to provide state-of-art transfusion medicine and diagnostic and therapeutic care in hematology with an emphasia on molecular explanations and solutions to disease. The focus has been to improve diagnosis and treatment of hematologic diseases. Excellence in research is an inseparable goal in the mission of the institute. As part of this responsibility, support for the teaching and research components of the laboratory are required. The institute thus integrates a hematological clinic, facilities for boold collection and routine and research laboratories. Physicians and scientists with special interests in certain diseases work together as teams. Each member of the team lends a particular expertise. Some members provide basic research skills, others provide clinical and clinical investigative skills.