Volunteer Spotlight and Member Highlights
Exciting news! AABB’s Professional Engagement Program will be showcasing all of the great work our members do for AABB and the world at large.
Volunteer Spotlight will consist of a short Q&A with one of our members published each month in AABB News. Our members play an integral role here at AABB and we want to share their accomplishments.
Member Highlights can be any volunteer accomplishment directly involved with AABB and will change as new highlights are added. These highlights may range from publications, committee work, webinars and everything in between!
We are currently soliciting names of individuals to showcase for the coming year in either our Volunteer Spotlight or a Member Highlight capacities. If you or a fellow AABB member are interested, please email us at
Professional Engagement Program Volunteer Spotlight on
Kristine Murillo Garcia, CLS, MLS (ASCPi)
Clinical Laboratory Scientist- Transfusion Services University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health
How long have you been an AABB member?
7 Months. I’ve been an AABB Member since November 2019.
What volunteer activities are you currently active or have participated in within AABB?
A few weeks after I joined the AABB organization, I became a member of AABB's Professional Engagement Programs (PEP) as a Mentee. For me, this program is one of the best programs I have ever joined. I learned a lot of things and gained a lot of knowledge about my profession, particularly in Blood Banking. Right now, I am applying all of these new pieces of knowledge in my daily life as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
What motivates you to volunteer?
Things that motivate me are the insightful, real-world experiences that I gain in this organization. I want to use this opportunity to practice this new knowledge and skills to assist in the empowerment of people, Medical Professionals like me all across the US or even overseas. I want to use this opportunity to help others.
How has your volunteer work impacted your professional work?
The new information I acquired and learned from the AABB PEP Program helped me gain and boost confidence in my professional work. I became more confident in solving clinical problems and produce precise and accurate results. The experience that I had with this program helped me become a better Clinical Laboratory professional. It motivates me to do more and accomplish more.
What have you learned from volunteering with AABB? And what advice would you give to someone interested in volunteering?
Self-improvement and Confidence.
To the future AABB members and future volunteers, this is the best opportunity to learn while having a good time. AABB is one of the best organizations to help advance your profession. Every member is friendly and very helpful. Don't be afraid to join the team. Good luck!
What is your favorite sports team?
My favorite sports team is the Golden State Warrior Basketball team. They are amazing and they have great teamwork. The member supports each other all the time and are very passionate about winning every game.
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