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National Blood Foundation Events

The AABB National Blood Foundation fuels innovative research in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. For more than 30 years, the NBF has provided critical funding to emerging researchers seeking future medical breakthroughs for patients across pediatrics, oncology, cardiology and transplantation.

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. All proceeds benefit the National Blood Foundation.

Registration for NBF events begins June 5th.

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

NBF Grant Recipients’ Lecture and Luncheon
Saturday, October 19 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
Register through meeting registration.
advance registration required


NBF Run for Research
5K / 1-Mile Walk

Sunday, October 20 | 7:00 am
Sunset Station
1174 E Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 78205
Meet at the designated hotel prior to the race start.
Supporters:
Abbott


NEW! Reach Out for Research – Yoga Event
Greet the sun on Sunday morning with an energizing yoga class! Suitable for all ability levels.
Sunday, October 20 | 7:00 am

  • Registration Rates:
    • $55 (includes promotional item and complimentary breakfast from 8:00am – 9:30am)
    • Add it to your meeting registration through Saturday, October 19.

Sleep-In for Research
Support the NBF from the comfort of your bed!

  • Registration Rates:
    • $25 Sleep-In donation includes official “Choose to Snooze” t-shirt and complimentary breakfast from 8:00am – 9:30am.
    • Add it to your meeting registration through Saturday, October 19.

NBF CORD Summit (Council on Research and Development)
Monday, October 21 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
The NBF convenes transfusion medicine executive leadership for an industry-specific discussion designed to shape the future of the field.

  • Registration Rates:
    • $100
    • FREE for current members of the NBF and NBFRET Boards, NBF Council on Research and Development and Strategic Programming Committee.
    • Add it to your meeting registration through Saturday, October 19.

NBF Reception
Monday, October 21 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate with the NBF as we recognize our Hall of Fame members and present the Dale A. Smith Award. Incoming NBF Scholars and recent grant recipients are acknowledged as we celebrate the foundation's major contributors and donors.

Invitation only


Your donation to the NBF or participation in these events supports critical early-stage research and the future leaders of your field. All proceeds benefit the National Blood Foundation.

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