Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship

This award honors Tibor Greenwalt, MD, who was the first registrant at the first AABB Annual Meeting and founding editor of Transfusion. The award recognizes an individual who made major scientific or clinical contributions to hematology, transfusion medicine or biotherapies, and succinctly communicated these advances. Acceptance of this award requires attendance at the AABB Annual Meeting and the presentation of a lecture on a current topic of interest. Recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

The Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship is presented annually and the recipient is chosen one year in advance.


To be eligible for this award, candidates:

  • Need not be a member of AABB.
  • Must have contributed to developing and current issues.


Recipient is selected by a joint committee composed of leaders from the Cellular Therapies Section Coordinating Committee and the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee with formal approval by AABB's Board of Directors.

Please send all inquiries about this award to awards@aabb.org.

2022 Recipient

D. Robert Sutherland, BSc, MScD. Robert Sutherland, BSc, MSc


For his scientific and clinical contributions to cellular therapies and hematology through both his leadership on flow cytometry analysis and characterization of CD34-positive cells for stem cell transplantation, PNH (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria), ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), and more. Dr. Sutherland has been a pioneer in the development of the ISHAGE (International Society of Hemotherapy and Graft Engineering) guidelines for CD34 enumeration, now used worldwide.

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