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2017 AABB President’s Award

Karen E. King, MDThis honor recognizes the extraordinary public service and contributions of an individual or an organization in the health care arena. The recipient’s work furthers AABB’s goals and missions.

Recipient:  Karen E. King, MD

Citation:  In recognition of her tremendous service to AABB through education, mentorship and numerous appointments to AABB committees, including associate editor of TRANSFUSION. For her leadership in apheresis and organ transplant immunohematology and her devotion to training junior members in the field of transfusion medicine

AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership includes physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers. AABB members are located in more than 80 countries and AABB accredits institutions in over 50 countries.

~ August 2017



Congratulations, Dr. Eric Gehrie!

The educational blog “Blood Bank Guy” just published a new podcast episode today featuring our very own, Dr. Eric Gehrie. In this blog Eric discusses complications resulting from transfusion to patients with sickle cell disease, primarily alloimmunization. Congratulations, Eric!

~ April 2017



 Congratulations, Sonja Vozniak!

Top: Julie Kubiak, R.N., Bryan Barshick, R.N., and Lisa Purdy, R.N.
Bottom: Dr. Stephen Sisson, Dr. Deborah Baker, Sonja Vozniak, R.N., Dr. Renay Tyler, & Louanne Morell, R.N.

Congratulations to Sonja Vozniak, R.N., Nurse Clinician III, of Pathology’s HATS Division (Hemapheresis And Transfusion Support), the recipient of the 2016 Renay Tyler Ambulatory Nursing Leadership Award. Sonja was recognized for improving the quality of care and experience of her patients, for her innovative approaches to problem-solving, for being a role model and mentor, and for demonstrating the highest level of integrity, respect and collegiality. Sonja is seen as an outstanding resource for both the nurses and physicians, a great asset to her peers and is responsible for their training and competencies. Furthermore, you never see Sonja without a smile on her face and a willingness to help! We in the Department of Pathology are proud of Sonja and very grateful for her commitment to our patients.

~ March 2017