In 2015, the NBF launched a new grant program to fund research and education initiatives that support AABB’s overall mission and strategic goals. This modest funding program affords the opportunity to enlist NBF’s leadership and supporters in spurring strategic projects forward. By harnessing and leveraging new thinking, approaches, and addressing initial gaps, our progress becomes more robustly supported and we have more meaningful impact.
“This novel approach of promoting industry innovation aligns with the NBF’s mission to support education and research by enhancing the competency and professional development of those entrusted to optimize the care and safety of patients and donors.” – Donna M. Regan, MT(ASCP)SBB, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, 2015/2016 AABB President
2015 Funded Projects
- EDUCATION: AABB Center for Cellular Therapies Certificate Program
- RESEARCH: AABB Donor Hemovigilance Program – Bridge Funding to Self-Sufficiency
- RESEARCH: Key Factors in PBM Organizational Competency and Program Maturation
- EDUCATION: Enhancing Education Methods and Content for AABB Members and Customers
Year one funding focused on donor hemovigilance data collection and reporting, professional education gaps and opportunities and field-based research in patient blood management.