National Blood Foundation

2013-05-31 23:07:00

National Blood Foundation The National Blood Foundation (NBF), established in 1983, has a history of supporting research and education that advances transfusion medicine and blood banking to benefit both patients and donors. Funds are raised annually from corporations, blood centers, foundations, and individuals by NBF for the National Blood Foundation Research and Education Trust Fund (NBFRET) and NBF. NBF and NBFRET, which are 501(c)(3) organizations, provide grants for scientific research in the fields of transfusion medicine and blood banking and support education initiatives that benefit the transfusion medicine community. National Blood Foundation Tax ID #36-2384118 8101 Glenbrook Road Bethesda, MD 20814-2749 Phone +1.301.215.6552 Fax +1.301.907.6895 Email: nbf@aabb.org Mission The mission of NBF is to advance transfusion medicine and cellular and related biological therapies by funding scientific research that benefits patients and donors. Grants Programs Apply for an NBF Scientific Research Grant (Grant cycle 2008) Opportunities to Partner with the National Blood Foundation 2008 NBF Board of Trustees NBF Staff NBF Contributions for 2007 Donations Scientific Research Grants Program Since 1985, the National Blood Foundation (NBF) has awarded $5 million in grants to 145 scientific researchers. The important focus of research is transfusion medicine, to include aspects of immunology, hematology, tissue and transplantation medicine, cellular therapies and related biological therapies, emerging infectious disease, immunohematology, donor health and recruitment and retention, and implementation of technological devices. Priority is given to new investigators and innovative projects with the potential to have a practical impact on patients and donors in transfusion medicine. Important areas of research for...                                                             

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