Leading authority in transfusion medicine will lead the organization’s efforts to shape the future of blood banking, transfusion medicine, and cellular therapies
Washington, DC – America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, today announced that Jed Gorlin, MD, MBA, has been named the organization’s Chief Medical Officer. In this role, he will continue positioning ABC as a national leader in shaping the future of blood banking, transfusion medicine, and cellular therapies.
“The blood community looks forward to building a more robust and diverse blood supply for all those who depend on it. Dr. Gorlin’s experience at community blood centers, the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, and advising federal government leaders has made him a leader in the blood community and transfusion medicine. His vision and expertise make him a natural choice for this role as we work to support community blood centers and shape the future of transfusion medicine,” said Kate Fry, CEO of America’s Blood Centers.
“America’s Blood Centers is a national leader in advocating for policies that promote the safety and availability of blood in the United States. By collecting roughly 60 percent of all blood donations in America, its membership is a vital part of the healthcare system. I’m honored to be serving in this role and look forward to helping the organization as it works to find solutions to the most challenging medical and scientific issues facing the blood community today,” said Dr. Jed Gorlin.
A leading authority in transfusion medicine, Dr. Gorlin has held positions on the boards of AABB and the National Blood Foundation, served as a consultant to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and serves as Associate Clinical Professor of laboratory medicine at University of Minnesota.
In addition, he is the Vice President of Medical and Quality Affairs for New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), serving the NYBCe divisions of Memorial Blood Center, Nebraska Community Blood Bank and Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City. He is currently the co-director of Transfusion Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, a level one trauma hospital in Minneapolis, and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. He is also the medical director of the New York Blood Center Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program.
Dr. Gorlin’s received his medical degree from Yale University, MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University. He trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana/Farber Cancer Institute.
Founded in 1962, America’s Blood Centers is the national organization bringing together community-based, independent blood centers. Its member organizations operate more than 600 blood collection sites providing close to 60 percent of the U.S., and a quarter of the Canadian, blood supply. These blood centers serve more than 150 million people and provide blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America. All ABC U.S. members are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.AmericasBlood.org.