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AABB Governance and Policies

AABB is organized, led and governed in a manner that permits rapid, thoughtful and effective policymaking. Consistent with its commitment to the highest standards of care for patients and donors, the association closely adheres to operating principles and practices that promote ethics and transparency. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was adopted primarily to restore confidence in publicly traded entities, but AABB has joined other not-for-profit organizations in embracing sections of the act that help ensure accountability and compliance. AABB diligently works to identify and incorporate best practices that help mitigate risk and improve processes.

This section includes some of the guidelines and policies that have been developed to help ensure accountability and compliance, as well as members-only content relating to the organization's volunteer leadership, including board members profiles, descriptions of AABB committees, and association election information.  

AABB Code of Ethics (PDF)
AABB Bylaws (PDF)
AABB Firewall Policy (PDF)
AABB Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality (PDF)
AABB Trademark Usage Guidelines (PDF)

2018 – 2019 AABB Board of Directors

Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPath - National Blood Service Blood and Transplant – Radcliffe Oxford University Hospital – President
Beth Shaz, MD - New York Blood Center – President-Elect
Mary Beth Bassett, BS, MT(ASCP)Vitalant – Past President
Steven Sloan, MD, PhD - Boston Children's Hospital – Vice President
Dana Devine, PhD - Canadian Blood Services – Secretary
Brian Gannon, BA, MBA - Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center - Treasurer
Julie Allickson, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP) - Institute for Regenerative Medicine
P. Dayand Borge Jr., MD, PhD - American Red Cross Blood Services
Barbara Bryant, MD - University of Texas Medical Branch
Tony Casina, MT(ASCP)SBB - Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Melanie Champion, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, HP - Yale-New Haven Hospital Blood Bank
David Green, MSA - Vitalant
Debra Kessler, RN, MS - New York Blood Center
Celina Montemayor, MD - National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Richard Schafer, MD - Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology – German Red Cross Blood Donor Services
Deborah Sesok-Pizzini, MD, MBA - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Steven Spitalnik, MD - Columbia University
Aaron Tobian, MD - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Jeffrey Winters, MD - Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Debra BenAvram - AABB - CEO

Contact executive@aabb.org.