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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 supports 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.

NBF Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon
Saturday, October 13 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Advance registration required

20th Annual NBF 5K Run for Research / 1-Mile Walk
Sunday, October 14 | 7:00 am
Castle Island (transportation provided)

  • 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 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