Jan Blatný is currently Consultant Haematologist and the Lead Clinician at the Department of Paediatric Haematology, Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis at the Children’s University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic. He is also responsible for one of two paediatric Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centres in the country. His main fields of interest were always haemophilia, life threatening bleeding and thrombosis in children. Dr Blatný is Coordinator of the Czech National Haemophilia Programme (the authority managing and overseeing haemophilia care in The Czech Republic). He co-operates with the Perinatal/Paediatric Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the ISTH, and serves on the Working Group on Paediatric Haematology of the Czech Paediatric Society as well as on the Steering Committee of Czech Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He has authored and contributed to many articles and books.