Bethesda, Md. — Eduardo Nunes, AABB’s former Senior Director, Transfusion Medicine, Standards & Patient Blood Management, has been appointed to serve as the association’s Vice President, Quality, Standards & Accreditation.
Since joining AABB in 1999, Nunes has been involved in several key initiatives that have sought to secure the future of the association and its mission. His key accomplishments include leading the Standards Department, which helped AABB develop new Standards programs and make significant changes to existing ones. Nunes has also worked with several standing and ad-hoc committees on various issues, including transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), bacteria detection and patient blood management.
“Nunes’s leadership and management style is both collaborative and supportive of AABB’s organizational culture,” said Tom Hopkins, interim CEO of AABB. “His thoughtful leadership and interest in employees’ well-being will be a valuable addition to AABB’s senior management team.”
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nunes has lived in the United States since 1992. He graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, with a bachelor of arts degree in English. He also holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and has earned the certified association executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.
In his spare time, Nunes enjoys running and has participated in a number of half-marathons. He also currently owns about 1,000 records – and the collection continues to grow. He and his wife reside in Washington, DC, where they take care of a colony of stray cats that live in their neighborhood.
AABB looks forward to Nunes’s continued leadership in meeting the diverse and evolving needs of professionals in the fields of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management.
AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership includes physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers. AABB members are located in more than 80 countries and AABB accredits institutions in more than 50 countries.