Author Archives for Krista Thomas | Communications Strategist

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FDA Releases Updated Deferrals

September 16, 2020 11:08 am Published by Comments Off on FDA Releases Updated Deferrals

On September 17, SBC updated and, in some cases, reduced deferral periods for a number of risk factors, including travel to malaria-risk regions, tattoos, and risk of HIV (which includes guidance around men who have sex with men). These changes,...


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Robert’s CCP Story: Spreading the Word

August 26, 2020 10:40 am Published by Comments Off on Robert’s CCP Story: Spreading the Word

As a pilot, Robert Jendrey is always on the go. And while typically having the ability to travel around the world is considered a great luxury, when the COVID-19 pandemic was in its infancy and suspicion of global transmission was...


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Dan’s Story: Giving Back Globally

August 13, 2020 5:20 am Published by Comments Off on Dan’s Story: Giving Back Globally

In December 2019, Dan Gross joined SBC as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, he provides strategic direction and oversees everyday operations that impact the entire donation experience, from the moment a donor is called about giving blood to...