Meet Our 2022 Supporters

Supporters of the AABB Foundation Invest in the Future of the Field

AABB and the AABB Foundation are proud to present the names of those who donated to the Foundation and its Research and Education Trust Fund in 2022. Their generosity helped the AABB Foundation award six deserving individuals with an early-career scientific research grant. The Foundation distributed $450,000 to fund research projects through its early-career Scientific Research Grant Program. This funding allows researchers to conduct studies that may advance the field and help further their career in transfusion medicine or biotherapies.

AABB and the Foundation laud the giving spirit behind these donations with a special thanks to recurring donors who remain committed to our mission, those who donated to the AABB Foundation for the first time and those who made anonymous donations.

Many previous grant recipients have leveraged their Foundation-funded research into successful careers, becoming industry experts and leaders whose scientific contributions continue to advance the field and improve patient treatment and safety.

Thank you for supporting the AABB Foundation’s mission to fuel innovative research in transfusion medicine and biotherapies for the benefit of donors and patients.


2022 Foundation Donors (Individuals)

Visionaries (More than $2,000)

Cynthia Eicher, MHS, MT(ASCP)SBB
John B. Miller, MBA

Prime Movers ($1,000 - $1,999)

Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE
Michael P. Busch, MD, PhD
Brian Custer, PhD, MPH
Delisa English, MBA
James Gorham, MD, PhD
David R. Green
Margaret A. Keller, PhD
Mary Grable McLeod, MT(ASCP)SBB
Melanie Sloan, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)
Steven L. Spitalnik, MD
Thoma Spitzer, MD

Innovators ($500 - $999)

Dana V. Devine, PhD
John Hess, MD
Jerry A. Holmberg, PhD, MT(ASCP)SBB
Karen Palmer, BS, MT(ASCP)
Michael Parejko, MS, MT(ASCP)
Marlon Webb, CQA(ASQ), MT(ASCP)BB

Leaders ($250 - $499)

Michael Bauer, MD, FACP
Sally Campbell-Lee, MD
Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD
Tony S. Casina, MT(ASCP)SBB
Nancy Dock, PhD
Nancy Dunbar, MD
Michael Grogan
William Heaton, MD
Jane and Louis Katz
Donna Regan, MT(ASCP)SBB
Jill Storry, PhD, FIBMS
Zbigniew Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP
Bruce Wellman, MD
Susan M. Wilson, BS, MT(ASCP)SBB

Collaborators ($100 - $249)

Christine Bales, BS, MT(ASCP)
Neil Blumberg, MD
Donald R. Branch, BS, MT(ASCP), SBB, PhD
Angela Buscemi
Jeffrey L. Carson, MD
Meghan Delaney, DO, MPH
Andres Elizondo
Brenda Grossman, MD, MPH
Frances Ivester, MLS(ASCP), MS, CQA(ASQ)
Jeffrey Jhang, MD
Susan Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB
Diane Killion, JD
C. Michael Knudson, MD
Vijai Mohan
Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPath
Sandra Nance, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Marc Pearce, MBA
Elpidio Pena, MD
Amy Quiggins
Lynsi C. Rahorst, MHPE, MT(ASCP)SBBCM
Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD
Faiqa Sadique, MS, SBB, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ)
Eileen Selogie, SBB, MT(ASCP)
Beth Shaz, MD
Nancy M. Shotas, MT(ASCP)BB, CQA(ASQ)
Donald Siegel, MD, PhD
Arthur J. Silvergleid, MD
Toby L. Simon, MD
Moritz Stolla, MD, PhD
Axel Stover, PhD
Amar T. Subramanian, MS, MD
Rebecca Jean Thomas, MT(ASCP)SBB
Dan Waxman, MD
Gay Wehrli, MBA, MD, MSEd
Susan Wilkinson, EdD, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Karina Yazdanbakhsh, PhD

Supporters (Up to $99)

Ariel Acaylar
Amer Akmal, MD
Jasem Albasri, MS, SBB
Zahrah Alzohayan
Chester Andrzejewski, MD, PhD
Kathleen Angel, BS, MT(ASCP)
Silvia Arango
Matthew Asch
Ibtihaj Awadelkariem, MLS
Christina Beck, MD
Jennifer Bendig
Nancy Benitez, MHS, (ASCP)SBB
Patricia Brunker, MS, MD, PhD
Suzanne Butch, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA
Hongliang Chen
Jacquelyn Choate, MD
Darawadee Chodtanaboon
Celia Clifford, BS, CMQ/OE, CQA(ASQ), MS, MT(ASCP)
Eran Cohen-Barak
Fatmata Conteh
Laura Cooling, MD, MSc
Michael Creer, MD, PhD
Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, MD
Brian Curtis, PhD, D(ABMLI), MT(ASCP)SBB
Celeste Lorena Dean-El, BB(ASCP), MS, SBB(ASCP)

Vilma Diaz
Karen Wiedemann Eldin, MD, MBA
Reem Farrid
Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
Maribeth S. Friend, CQA(ASQ), MLS(ASCP)SBB, MS
Sarah R. Futterman-Devies, MT(ASCP)
Brian Gannon, BA, MBA
Janet Gatti, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Dianne Geary, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB
Christopher Gonzalez, MD
Martin Grable
Jun Guzman
Janis Hamilton, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Salwa Hindawi, MSc, MRCPATH, CTM
Nora V. Hirschler, MD
Charlotte Hollinger, MT(ASCP)
Lydia Howard, MD, BS, MT(ASCP)
Catarina Jacinto Correia, MD, MSc
Eapen Jacob, MD
Brett Janis
Lynn Johnson
John Kalp
Morimasa Kaneko
Kathleen Kelly, PhD
Cynthia M. Kukenberger, MS, SBB
Alaina Kutcher
Michael Lankiewicz, MD
Barbara Ledford, SBB(ASCP)CM
Nichole Lepage
Lily Li, MD, PhD
Albert Lim, MLS(ASCP)
Jiang Ling
Erin Macintosh
Roselyn Marfoe, MT(ASCP)SBB
Charif Masri, MLS(ASCP)SBB
Terrance McBurney, MD
Ramier Adorador Medrocillo, RMT, MT(AMT), MLS, BB(ASCPi)
Tina Greta Melin
Cedrice Mentor, BS, MT, BB(ASCP)
Jacquelyn Messenger, MLS(ASCP)SBB, MS, PhD
Andrea Michaud, MS, MT(ASCP)
Karen Milks, MLS(ASCP)SBB
Maureen Miller, MD, MPH
Celina Montemayor, MD, PhD
Marvin Moore, BS, MLS(ASCP)SBB
Samantha Munro
Lama Musallam, MSc, FHEA
Bruce H. Newman, MD
Sherri L. Nichols
Christian Parcher Nixon, MD, PhD
Susan Noone, MPH, CQA(ASQ)
Kay Ollech, BSN, RN
Hugo A. Otiniano, BS
Roberto Pascone, PhD
Julie Pennington
Elizabeth Jean Picardal Lucas
Jacqueline Poston, MD
Michael C. Poynter
Jo-Anna Reems, MT(ASCP), PhD, SBB
Patricia A. Reilly, MT(ASCP)SBB
Tina Reynard, MLS(ASCP)SBB
Bradley Stan Richards, BS, MT(ASCP)BB, DLM, CLS
Stephanie Robinson
Michelle Robinson
Susan Roseff, MD
Diptiranjan Rout, MD
Kathleen Rowe, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Sheila Rudesheim, SBB, MT(ASCP), BS
Kim W. Sanford, MD
Sharol Saunders, MT(ASCP)SBB
Janet L. Schmid, MD
John W. Semple, PhD
Arell Shapiro, MD
Patricia Shi, MD
Akihiro Sam Shimosaka, PhD
Christopher Silliman, MD, PhD
Yariv Sivan
Jayanna Slayten, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Cees Th. Smit Sibinga, MD, PhD, FRCPEdin, FRCPath
Mary Elizabeth Smith, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)
Donna Strauss, MS
David Stroncek, MD
Gale L. Suwe, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Erica Swenson, DO
Mamie Thant, MD, MS
Perumal Thiagarajan, MD
Aaron Tobian, MD, PhD
Mazen Toushan, MD
Mary Townsend, MD
Susan Van Ausdall
Nancy Van Buren, MD
Ljiljana Vasovic, MD
Randall W. Velliquette, SBB(ASCP)
Thomas Watkins, DO, MPH
Scott Webber
Paige Welborn
Patricia Whitacre, MT(ASCP)SBB
Patrick J. White
Patricia Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB
Patrick Wilson, MD
Shelly Ann Wise
David Woods, PhD
Fumiichiro Yamamoto, PhD
Efthymia Yiacoumi, BSc, DIC, MSc
Marie Zeuthen
Amber Zevallos

Saba Ghassemi

“I am incredibly grateful to all the donors and volunteers for providing the funding that will help in our shared mission of fighting cancer. The support from this award was absolutely essential, as it allowed me to continue working on my projects as well as transition to an independent investigator, and make progress toward the goal of advancing therapies for curing cancer. I strongly believe that this work will have a major impact in patients’ lives, especially in patients from under-privileged areas where healthcare resources are lacking. This is what I aspire to do for patients.”

— Saba Ghassemi, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2023 AABB Foundation Scholar

2022 Foundation Donors (Institutions)

Visionaries ($50,000 - $75,000)

Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
American Red Cross
Coastal Blood Foundation
Fresenius Kabi

Prime Movers ($25,000 - $49,999)

New York Blood Center
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

Innovators ($10,000 - $24,999)

Canadian Blood Services
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Topeka Community Foundation

Leaders ($5,000 - $9,999)

Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Blood Centers of America, Inc.

Supporters (Up to $4,999)

Beta Sigma Phi
Emory University
New York Biologics, Inc.

The AABB Foundation would also like to thank the AABB Corporate Partners for their support.

2022 Tributes and Memorials

In Honor of Sunny Dzik, MD

Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPATH, FFPATH
Zbigniew Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP

In Honor of Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPath

Zbigniew Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP

In Honor of Yojita Rathore

Matthew Asch

In Honor of Debra Kessler, RN, MS; Susan Rossman, MD, PhD; Laurie Sutor, MD, MBA; Mary Townsend, MD

Gay Wehrli, MBA, MD, MSEd

In Memory of Byron Buhner

Toby L. Simon, MD
Dan Waxman, MD

In Memory of Tibor J. Greenwalt, MD

John Hess, MD
Cees Th. Smit Sibinga, MD, PhD, FRCPEdin, FRCPath

In Memory of Eric F. Grosse, Jr., EdD

Diane Killion, JD

In Memory of W. John Judd, FIBMS, MIBiol

Tony S. Cassina, MT(ASCP)SBB
Susan Wilkinson, EdD, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

In Memory of Terry Morse

Jiang Ling

In Memory of William V. Miller, MD

William Heaton, MD

In Memory of George Nemo, PhD

Michael P. Busch, MD, PhD