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National Blood Foundation Events

The health and safety of the AABB community is our highest priority. The NBF is pleased to include our programming in a safe format as part of AABB’s Virtual Annual Meeting.

The AABB National Blood Foundation fuels innovative research in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. For more than 30 years, the NBF has provided critical funding to emerging researchers seeking future medical breakthroughs for patients across pediatrics, oncology, cardiology and transplantation.

Participate in an NBF event during the AABB Virtual Annual Meeting to help us support and honor researchers working to make a difference in the lives of patients and donors worldwide. All proceeds benefit the National Blood Foundation.

Registration for NBF's virtual events begins July 14th.

Interested in sponsoring an NBF event? Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

NBF Virtual Run for Research Logo

NBF Virtual Run for Research

5K / 1-Mile Walk
Saturday, October 3 – Monday, October 5
Join hundreds of AABB members from around the world and others in the blood community for a brisk jaunt, all on your own time. Since this year’s event is virtual, you have all three days of the meeting to fit exercise into your schedule. This year’s event t-shirt is included with registration  and will be mailed two weeks of the event. Show your race pride in stride on AABB’s social media pages. #AABB20

Registration Information:

  • Register now through October 5 and join in the fun!
  • $55 (includes official race t-shirt mailed to your address).
  • Add the Run for Research to your meeting registration or pay separately through RunSignup.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Participants are encouraged to download the RaceJoy app for Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!

Event Webpage: For more information and to register.

Community Partners:
Armed Services Blood Program

NBF CEO Summit – 2020

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery: Shared Experiences with Leading Executives
The COVID-19 impact on the blood community was unexpected and unprecedented. AABB’s National Blood Foundation convenes leading executives to share experiences across the supply chain, to highlight specific challenges, and to discuss future solutions. (program subject to change)
Date and Time TBA
Invitation Only

NBF Research Symposium

Innovative research impacting transfusion medicine and biotherapies is highlighted at this premier showcase. The NBF Award for Innovative Research recipient and recently inducted Hall of Fame members will present updates on their research programs. AABB and NBF Board members, NBF committee members and prior grant recipients are invited to this exclusive program.
Date/Time TBA
Invitation Only

Your donation to the NBF or participation in these events supports critical early-stage research and the future leaders of your field. All proceeds benefit the National Blood Foundation.