ISBT Awards 2017
This year the two ISBT awards went to Jill Storry and Anne Husebekk for their significant contribution to blood transfusion and transfusion medicine.
Every year two people who have contributed significantly to blood transfusion and transfusion medicine, especially in the field of education, receive the ISBT Award. This year the ISBT Awards were presented to Jill Storry and Anne Husebekk. Unfortunately, Anne was not able to attend the Copenhagen Congress to receive the award on stage.
Jill received the award in recognition of her longstanding chairpersonship of the ISBT Working Party on Red Cell Immunogenetics and Blood Group Terminology and her participation in the ISBT Rare Donor Working Party. She has spoken at numerous ISBT congresses and has also contributed reviews and original articles to Vox Sanguinis and the ISBT Science series.
Anne received the award for her oversight in the establishment and early implementation of the ISBT Academy when she served as Vice President on the ISBT board. She supported and fostered the ISBT’s educational efforts and introduced a structure and function which is continuing to provide educational programs and opportunities worldwide.
The next ISBT Award will be presented in Toronto at the 35th International Congress of the ISBT.