Partner with the National Blood Foundation

Shape the Future of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies

Blood centers, corporations and foundations partner with the National Blood Foundation (NBF) to advance and sustain research initiatives that are critical to patient and donor safety in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. A partnership with the NBF puts your organization at the table with clinical and research leaders similarly dedicated to providing support for innovative, early-stage research that will impact the future of the fields.

David PerezTerumo BCT is proud to have provided more than $1 million in support to the NBF. This has helped fund dozens of young scientists and physicians and advance research that is critical to moving our industry forward.”
[David Perez, Former CEO, Terumo BCT]

Dean Gregory“Fresenius Kabi is honored to support NBF as a CORD donor for more than 10 years. We remain committed to this partnership and our motivation is to support and recognize the continued advancement of science in support of transfusion medicine, technologies and cellular therapies.”
[Dean Gregory, President, Medical Devices, Fresenius Kabi]

David GreenVitalant believes it’s critically important to continually further the advancement of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies, in direct alignment with the NBF’s purpose. We’re all in this together – driving for better patient outcomes and a sustained blood supply.”
[David R. Green, President and CEO, Vitalant]

Council on Research and Development

The Council on Research and Development (CORD), comprised of major contributors, supports the mission of NBF and offers both financial and intellectual support to strategically drive the foundation’s activities to further advance the field. This exclusive circle of donors also engages in critical conversations among industry manufacturers, providers and patient advocates to shape the future of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.

CORD Donors

The CORD donor program established in 1988, includes leaders of major health care corporations and blood centers who are dedicated to supporting the programs of the National Blood Foundation (NBF). CORD members currently contribute $75,000 annually to the National Blood Foundation Research and Education Trust Fund (NBFRET) which funds the grants programs.

ARC Logo
Coastal Blood Foundation
Fresenius Kabi Logo

Partner Donors

The National Blood Foundation Partners commit both financially and intellectually to support the work of NBF. The Partner donor program was established in 2003 to provide corporate leaders, blood center CEOs and other industry executives with an exclusive opportunity to share information, create relationships and partnerships, and learn first-hand about the current issues critical to the transfusion medicine and cellular therapies from experts in the field. Partners currently contribute $5,000 to $25,000 annually based on their actual gross corporate sales or center revenue.

Blood Centers of America
Beckman Coulter
Canadian Blood Services
New York Blood Center
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies
BenefitCORD-Level ($75,000)Partner-Level ($7,500-$25,000)
NBF Board Representation3 CORD representatives from different organizations are nominated1 Partner representative is nominated
Council on Research and Development1 organization representative1 organization representative
Strategic Programming Committee1 organization representative1 organization representative
NBF Website RecognitionLogo with link to organization’s homepageLogo
Free Access to NBF VIP Industry Events2 invites per organization2 invites per organization
Two invitations to AABB President’s Reception

Recognition in TRANSFUSION Journal

Special Meeting Badge Ribbons

Recognition at AABB’s Annual Meeting

AABB News Recognition and Opportunities to Contribute to NBF’s Column, “Shaping the Industry”

For more information about how your organization can partner with the NBF, call +1.301.215.6551 or email

AABB Corporate Partner

AABB Corporate Partner Donors: 2021 - 2022

BioBridge Global
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Boekel Scientific
Helmer Scientific
Hettich Instruments
K2 Scientific
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Rad Source
Sanofi Genzyme
Sysmex America
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

Other Ways to Partner with the National Blood Foundation

Leadership Forum

In 2003, the NBF Leadership Forum was designed to provide an exclusive venue for blood center CEOs, medical directors, transfusion medicine physicians and researchers, corporate executives and industry experts to discuss the key issues facing the field. Today, it is an excellent opportunity for attendees to collaborate with one another, and to share new solutions impacting the transfusion medicine and cellular therapies field. Our goal each year is to continue to advance the dialogue and discussions among this prestigious group of attendees.

NBF Events at AABB Annual Meeting

Opportunities to sponsor the Run for Research, the Grant Recipients' Lecture and Luncheon, the NBF Reception and special displays like the NBF Hall of Fame are available to enhance visibility for your organization and to show your employees, colleagues and customers your support for the vital NBF mission to fuel innovation in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies to benefit patients and donors. Contact the NBF at for details. 

Foundation Partnerships

Foundations with like-minded goals to those of the National Blood Foundation support the work of NBFRET through grants. Currently a number of community health foundations are funding research and education in blood banking and transfusion medicine through NBF. With a mutual interest in providing quality health care to all individuals worldwide, foundations and NBF can build close working partnerships to help solve some of the most important health concerns of today.

The Santa Barbara Foundation
The Topeka Community Foundation

Individual Giving

Individuals often make donations to NBF to support its work, as well as to honor or in memory of someone. AABB members, families, co-workers, and friends who want to encourage scientific research or have experienced the value of maintaining an adequate and safe supply of blood are encouraged to recognize someone through a contribution to NBF. To donate please follow this link.

Memorial Awards and Endowments

Throughout the years, major corporations, blood centers, and individuals have chosen to make grants to the NBF to establish an annual award or prize in honor of an individual who they believe was or is a leader in the field of transfusion medicine or blood banking.

In Honor of ...... Tributes & Memorials

For information about making an unrestricted or restricted grant, memorial award, or contribution, contact the office of the National Blood Foundation +1.301.215.6552 or by email --

Planned Giving to NBF

Your charitable gift planning, that includes the National Blood Foundation, can be of great benefit to all concerned. Such gifts enable NBF to strengthen its giving program for the future. Because tax and other financial consequences of each plan vary, you and your financial advisor can only make the best choice after careful consideration.