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National Blood Foundation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Celebrating Over 30 Years of Awarding Research Grants, 1983-2015

The National Blood Foundation (NBF), established in 1983, is a program of AABB that distributes funding to support research and education in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and patient blood management. As a charitable foundation, the NBF raises money from AABB members — both institutional and individual — as well as corporations, foundations and others for the National Blood Foundation Research and Education Trust (NBFRET), a 509(a)(3) organization. Since its inception, the NBF has awarded over $8 million to early-career investigators through its Scientific Research Grants Program.

2015 NBF Annual Report (PDF) NEW!
Grants Programs
Opportunities to Partner with the National Blood Foundation
NBF Events at the 2016 AABB Annual Meeting in Orlando
NBF Leadership Forum
NBF Hall of Fame
2014 NBF Supporters (PDF)
2014 NBF Memorials and Tributes
2016 NBF Board of Trustees
NBF Staff
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The mission of the NBF is to advance transfusion medicine and cellular therapies by funding scientific research that benefits patients and donors.

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National Blood Foundation
Tax ID #36-2384118
8101 Glenbrook Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-2749
Phone +1.301.215.6552
Fax +1.301.215.5751