Dr. Helen Crowther is a Haematologist both at Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Haematology at the University of Western Sydney. Helen was a graduate of the first year of the Sydney University Graduate Medical Program and completed most of her post graduate training in Western Sydney. Following completion of her FRACP and FRCPA, she had the opportunity to spend some time in Toronto in the area of red cell disorders and thrombosis. She has also undertaken research into the health, services, and quality of life of patients with haemoglobinopathies in NSW.