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2017 Grant Awards

AmountRecipientPurpose
$30,000University of North Florida FoundationTo increase corpus of the Joseph H. Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund toward $100,000; currently at $42,000
$10,000OneBlood, forward to UF Health Shands HospitalFinancial support for UF Health Shands Hospital Transfusion Medicine Fellowship travel costs for two weeks at various OneBlood specialty locations, Orlando, St. Petersburg
$25,000Mayo ClinicUnderwrite administrative expenses for current study of pathogen inactivation of red cells for transfusion
$10,000OneBlood, forward to schools per agreement.To augment OneBlood's existing high school scholarship & training programs for schools conducting blood drives with OneBlood
$75,000National Blood FoundationTo support one early career scientific grant in transfusion medicine & cellular therapies; this level of financial support would allow Coastal Blood Foundation a seat on the Council on Research & Development, and would put us in position to support later, larger multi-year grants for more experienced researchers in the discipline
$10,000OneBloodTo improve transfusion safety at Flagler Hospital transfusion service, operated by OneBlood, by providing computer interface between OneBlood Computers and Hospital patient records; reduce potential for clerical error
$10,000OneBloodTo provide software interface between sophisticated genomic testing equipment to identify rare donor units, reduce potential for clerical error; rare donor units are shared worldwide, with Jacksonville getting a significant share from outside the local region for transplants and multiply-transfused patients
$5,000OneBloodTo increase subscriptions for required professional continuing education for licensed physicians, nurses and clinical laboratory scientists employed by OneBlood and to include OneBlood's clients at no cost to the client
$15,000St. Vincent's Healthcare Clinical Laboratory Science ProgramPurchase dual head microscope, high definition camera, monitor screen, software attachment to capture images without computer, and program materials to improve teaching capabilities
$20,450OneBloodTo pay expenses for emergency transport of blood from national supply when OneBlood operations were interrupted during Hurricane Irma

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