To the Editor:

Earlier this year, the NHLBI convened a working group workshop on the roles of glycans in hemostasis, inflammation, and vascular biology. The Working Group Report has just been published in Glycobiology. Given the extensive scientific overlaps between the fields of hematology and glycobiology, this report could be of interest to many of your readers. The hope is that it will not only potentially result in new NHLBI funding initiatives, but also enhance collaborations between hematologists and glycobiologists.

Best wishes,

-Ajit Varki, University of California, San Diego (Chair)

-Linda Baum, University of California, Los Angeles (Co-Chair)

-Susan Bellis, University of Alabama, Birmingham (Co-Chair)

-Rita Sarkar, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Convener)