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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

Krystalyn E. Hudson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Columbia University Medical Center
2019 NBF Award for Innovative Research Recipient

Neil Blumberg, MD
Director Transfusion Medicine
University of Rochester
2019 NBF Hall of Fame

Francesca Vinchi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Iron Research Laboratory
New York Blood Center
2019 NBF Early-Career Scientific Research Grant Recipient

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 Grand Hyatt San Antonio prior to the race start.

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
Grand Hyatt San Antonio

  • Registration Rates:
    • $55 (includes promotional item and complimentary breakfast at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio 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 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio 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.

2019 Program:
Learning from the Past to Shape the Future – Adapting the Industry to Advancements in Science and Technology

  • Innovative therapies of the 21st Century (including genomic, MAT, CAR-T)
  • Data interoperability and the importance in advancing healthcare.
  • FDA’s mission and support of innovation as healthcare transitions to a value-based system, specifically regulatory strategies to support developments in Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies.
  • 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.