Featured Presentation: Blood Donation & MSM Deferral
In March of 2021, Dr. Nancy Van Buren spoke to the Unite organization from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center about blood donation deferral policies for men who have sex with men, or MSM. New York Blood Center Enterprises is happy to share with you a recording of that presentation.
Dr. Nancy Van Buren is a board certified pathologist with subspecialty certification in blood banking and transfusion medicine. She has over 25 years of experience in both blood center and hospital-based practice. She serves on multiple AABB committees and is current chair of the AABB Donor Hemovigilance Working Group. She is Medical Director and CLIA Laboratory Director for Innovative Blood Resources (Memorial Blood Centers and Nebraska Community Blood Bank), as well as Associate Medical Director for Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City. She also has extensive experience in hospital-based transfusion medicine and serves as Transfusion Services co-Medical Director at Children's MN and Hennepin Healthcare HCMC in Minneapolis, MN.