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Thank You Tim Pruett and Martin Hildebrandt!

We would like to thank former board members Dr. Tim Pruett and Dr. Martin Hildebrandt for their time on ICCBA's Board of Directors as well as their contributions in advancing the ISBT 128 Standard. They recently completed their terms on the Board.

Dr. Pruett joined the Board in 2017. His time included tenure as Treasurer from 2018 to 2019. He led ICCBBA during the difficult pandemic period as Vice Chair in 2020 and as Chair from 2021-2023. He was one of the key organizers behind the pioneering Forum 25 meeting in 2019, which paved the way for the Forum 30 Summit in Italy this November.

Prof. Dr. Martin Hildebrandt served on ICCBBA's Board of Directors since 2018, and as Secretary from 2019-2022. An original organizer for Forum 25, he also served as a Technical Expert to the Regenerative Medicine Technical Advisory Group from 2014-2021. He remains Chair of that technical group and continues to volunteer and sit on the Standards Committee.

Kathleen Hopping joined the Board of Directors in May as its newest member.

ICCBBA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of leading experts in transfusion and transplantation of medical products of human origin from around the world. Board positions are advertised publicly, and Board members normally serve 2 three-year terms. The current Board of Directors has members from Belgium, Egypt, India, Italy, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.


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About ICCBBA:  

ICCBBA is the international standards organization responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard.  

The acronym ISBT was originally derived from the important role played by the International Society of Blood Transfusion in the development of the Standard. Today it expands as Information Standard for Blood and Transplantation. The number 128 reflects the 128 characters of the ISO/IEC 646 7-bit character set.  

The acronym ICCBBA is derived from the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation.  

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Creative Services Coordinator, ICCBBA


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