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National Blood Foundation Events

National Blood Foundation

The AABB National Blood Foundation fuels innovative research in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. Your donation to the NBF helps to fund critical early research and the future leaders of your field.


Attend an NBF event at Annual Meeting to help us support and honor researchers working to make a difference in the lives of patients and donors worldwide.

Interested in sponsoring an NBF event? Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

20th Annual NBF 5K Run for Research / 1-Mile Walk
Sunday, October 14 | 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Castle Island (Transportation provided to and from the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Shuttles leave for Castle Island at 6:30am)
Advance registration required
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  • Registration Rates:
    • $60 (includes official race T-shirt)
    • $50 (without t-shirt)
  • NEW! Sleep-in for Research
    • Support the NBF from the comfort of your bed!
    • $25 (includes official race t-shirt)
  • Register during meeting registration, or onsite Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All proceeds benefit the National Blood Foundation.

NBF Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon
Saturday, October 13 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Advance registration required
Register during meeting registration
Celebrate successful scientific investigators who received seed grant funding from NBF.

NBF CORD Summit (Council on Research and Development)
Monday, October 15 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Invitation only

NBF Reception
Monday, October 15 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Invitation only


AABB would like to thank all of the 2018 NBF Event Sponsors.