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National Blood Foundation Events

The health and safety of the AABB community is our highest priority. The NBF is pleased to include our programming in a safe format as part of AABB’s Virtual Annual Meeting.

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.

Participate in an NBF event during the AABB Virtual 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's virtual events begins July 14th.

Interested in sponsoring an NBF event? Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

NBF Virtual Run for Research Logo

NBF Virtual Run for Research

5K / 1-Mile Walk
Join hundreds of AABB members from around the world and others in the blood community for a brisk jaunt, all on your own time. Since this year’s event is virtual, you have all three days of the meeting to fit exercise into your schedule. As a registered participant, you will be mailed an official race bib and t-shirt and are encouraged to show your race pride in stride on AABB’s social media pages.

Register July 14 through September 20 and join in the fun!

Saturday, October 3 / Sunday, October 4 / Monday, October 5
Community Partners:
Armed Services Blood Program

  • Registration Information:
    • Registration open July 14 through September 20
    • $55 (includes official race bib and t-shirt mailed to your address)
    • Add the Run for Research to your meeting registration or pay separately through Race Entry.

NBF CEO Summit – 2020

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery: Shared Experiences with Leading Executives
The COVID-19 impact on the blood community was unexpected and unprecedented. AABB’s National Blood Foundation convenes leading executives to share experiences across the supply chain, to highlight specific challenges, and to discuss future solutions. (program subject to change)
Date and Time TBA
Invitation Only

NBF Research Symposium

Innovative research impacting transfusion medicine and biotherapies is highlighted at this premier showcase. The NBF Award for Innovative Research recipient and recently inducted Hall of Fame members will present updates on their research programs. AABB and NBF Board members, NBF committee members and prior grant recipients are invited to this exclusive program.
Date/Time TBA
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.

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