National Blood Foundation

2008-06-03 09:30:00

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:      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... Devamı

From Checklist to Commendable Practices: The Progression of the

2008-06-10 20:33:00

By Tanya BrownAABB Staff Writer   Events can oftentimes dictate change.   That is what happened in the mid-1990s, when heightened concern for blood safety — primarily caused by the AIDS epidemic — turned AABB’s inspection and accreditation program on its ear, prompting the association to revamp the entire program.   Although there were stumbling blocks and naysayers, the restructuring did more than mix things up. It made AABB an innovator in quality assurance and put new eyes on assessors, requiring them to depend less on checklists and look more at the processes used to meet the standards.   “It was a good thing that happened. Accreditation changed for the better,” said Susan Wilkinson, EdD, associate director and associate professor with Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and former AABB president who worked with the committee to develop the quality components. Wilkinson became an assessor after her presidency and after serving several years on the AABB Board of Directors. She has been assessing facilities for 10 years and clearly remembers the upheaval caused by the changes.   “People began to question what it all meant. Facilities were being held to a different standard that focused on quality assurance and processes,” she said. “It was hard for people to understand how to apply quality system essentials in all processes of transfusion medicine, cellular therapy and other areas. Getting through that transition stage was difficult.”   The accreditation reform era began around 1995, when the Food and Drug Administration released its guidelines for quality assurance in blood establishments. It was then that AABB established the Technical Quality Assurance Committee, which produced the AABB Quality Plan and developed educational materials to help members comply with FDA guidelines.   It also was during that time ... Devamı


2008-05-11 10:01:00

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2008-05-08 21:01:00

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2008-05-07 11:27:00

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2008-04-18 20:55:00

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