Harpreet Sandhu, CEO

Harpreet Sandhu


Harpreet Sandhu, is Chief Executive Officer of Stanford Blood Center (SBC), having been with SBC since 2007. SBC’s core responsibilities include supporting local transfusion medicine programs through blood operations and donor testing, providing transplantation-related clinical testing through its molecular and serology HLA laboratories, and supporting the research community through access to human cellular components and testing services.

Harpreet is a board-certified clinical laboratory scientist, with specialties in transfusion and transplantation medicine, and with decades of professional experience spent in progressive managerial and leadership roles. Originally from Vancouver, Harpreet completed her undergraduate studies and training in Canada, and holds a Master of Science, Health Sciences (MSHS), and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Harpreet currently serves as President of the California Blood Bank Society (CBBS) and is the Immediate Past Chair of the board for Blood Centers of America (BCA). She serves on the boards of the National Blood Collaborative (NBC), National Blood Testing Cooperative (NBTC), Blood Centers of California (BCC), and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Collection and Auxiliary Services, LLC and, previously, the NMDP. In addition to her board service, she is a committee chair for America’s Blood Centers (ABC).

Harpreet enjoys traveling and the outdoors, particularly hiking in the beautiful Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. She is also an avid hockey fan and cheers on the Vancouver Canucks!