2015 SCABB Award Recepients

The Cornerstone Award

The Cornerstone Award is presented to an individual or institutional member of the association who has contributed in an extraordinary way to the success of the South Central Association of Blood Banks. Recipients of this award are recognized for a contribution, landmark event, or new endeavor that helps sustain the association or promotes its growth and prosperity.

Carter BloodCare has been awarded the 2015 Cornerstone Award
Carter BloodCare’s complete biography available here.

Dr. Matthew Gottlieb Rising Star Award

Named in honor of Dr. Matthew Gottlieb, the “Rising Star” Award services to recognize the contributions of an Association member of less than five years that has contributed to the South Central Association of Blood Banks, either by serving on a committee, presenting, or writing an article for the Pulse.

Daniel Held, MHS, MT(ASCP)SBB has been awarded the 2015 Rising Star Award

Daniel (Danny) Held’s complete biography available here.

Larry L. Trow Memorial Educational Award

The Larry L. Trow Memorial Educational Award is presented to an individual within the South Central Region who has significantly contributed to the promotion of education with relation to immunohematology.

Mary Berg, MD, University of Colorado, has been awarded the 2015 Larry Trow Award

Dr. Mary Berg’s complete biography available here.

President’s Award of Merit

The President’s Award of Merit consists of two awards; one for Outstanding Individual and the other for Outstanding Contribution for either the promotion of blood banking, public understanding or commitment to blood banking.

Outstanding Individual: This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the blood resources of a blood collection facility, either by coordinating blood drives, donating large quantities of blood, or recruiting large numbers of blood donors over a long period of time.

Dennis & Noreen Houska, Fort Collins, CO, have been awarded the 2015 President’s Award of Merit for Outstanding Individual

Nominated by: Christina DiGiallonardo & Garth Englund Blood Center Staff

The Houska’s complete biography available here.

Outstanding Contributions: This award is presented to a group or financial contributor to the blood banking profession, which has shown spectacular long-or short-term results.

Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA has been awarded the 2015 President’s Award of Merit for Outstanding Contributions
The Facilities and Safety Manager and Blood Drive Chairman: Wendell Miley
Nominated by: Sherry Braud/ David Gremillion of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Farm Bureau Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA’s complete biography available here.