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Material published in Blood is covered by copyright. All rights reserved. No part of the publication may be reproduced (see exception below), stored in a retrieval system, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means now or hereafter known, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the publisher, The American Society of Hematology (ASH).

The copyright owner consents that copies of articles may be made for personal or internal use, or for the personal or internal use of specific clients, for those registered with the Copyright Clearance Center Inc. This consent is given on the condition that the copier pay the stated per-copy fees through the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., for copying beyond that permitted by Sections 107 and 108 of the US Copyright Law (Fair Use). This consent does not extend to other kinds of copying, such as copying for general distribution, for advertising or for promotional purposes, for creating new collective works, or for resale. For those kinds of purposes, permission must be sought from the publisher using the following guidelines. If you have any questions regarding our rights and permissions policies please contact Blood Permissions.

Republication Requests

Authors reusing their own material

Authors have permission to share their article after it has been published in Blood, either in print or online as a First Edition Paper:
  • Privately with students or colleagues for their personal use in presentations and other educational endeavors.
  • Privately on the authors’ institutional repositories.
  • On the authors' personal websites.

Material from a First Edition Paper should only be reused if the article has not yet been published in its final form in the print version of Blood.

When using material from a First Edition Paper, it should be cited as follows (shown here with sample date and DOI):

"This research was originally published in Blood Online. Author(s). Title. Blood. Prepublished June 15, 2002; DOI 10.1182/blood-2001-12-1234." 
The Final or Print version of articles can be shared by authors:
  • As listed above AND
  • As a link to the article on the journal’s website anywhere at any time.

The author must include the following citation when citing material that appeared in the print edition of Blood:
"This research was originally published in Blood. Author(s). Title. Blood. Year;Vol:pp-pp. © the American Society of Hematology." 

After embargo, articles can be shared by authors:

  • As listed above AND
  • Publicly on non-commercial platforms.


Specific examples of acceptable author reuse and sharing include:

  • Reprinting the article in print collections of the author’s own writing.
  • Reusing figures and tables created by the author in future works.
  • Reproducing the article for use in courses the author is teaching. If the author is employed by an academic institution, that institution may also reproduce the article for course teaching.
  • Distributing photocopies of the article to colleagues, but only for non-commercial purposes.
  • Posting a copy of the article on the author's personal website, departmental website, and/or the university intranet. A hyperlink to the article on the Blood website must be included.
  • Presenting the work orally in its entirety.
  • Using the article in theses and/or dissertation.

Authors reusing their own material in the above ways must include appropriate attribution and do not need to contact Blood for permission.

For all other uses, the author must request permission from ASH by visiting the Copyright Clearance Center.

All others wishing to use material

Written permission to republish any parts of works owned by ASH must be obtained prior to usage. To do so, please visiting the Copyright Clearance Center.

Translation Rights

For further information, or to request permission to translate an article, please visit the Copyright Clearance Center.


Author reprints

Reprint and publications fees are handled by Sheridan Journal Services.  Access the online eBill author site for reprint and publication fees here.

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