Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the blood system in Canada?
Who can be nominated?
Recipients of the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award are individuals whose landmark contributions are recognized as both extraordinary and world class in the field of transfusion or transplantation medicine, stem cell or cord blood research in Canada and/or abroad.
To be nominated for the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award, an individual must have contributed significantly to improving the safety and/or quality of blood, blood products, stem cells and/or cord blood or has made noteworthy improvements or advances in transfusion or transplantation medicine practice. Their record of publication should be of significance and their professional reputation should be aligned with the goals and reputation of Canadian Blood Services, reflecting a quality culture driven by excellence.
The award will be presented on September 23, 2019 in Ottawa at the annual national Honouring Canada’s Lifeline event where we honour our donors, volunteers, peer recruiters and partners from across the country and across our products for their outstanding dedication and achievements.
What's the nomination process?
- Provide a short introduction and summary in 150 words or less of the nominee’s contribution to improving the safety and/or quality of blood, blood products or stem cells, or contribution to advances in transfusion medicine practice.
- Present a brief biography including academic, research, clinical and administrative positions, awards or recognitions.
- Outline how the work of the nominee is set apart from the work of others in the field.
- Provide a nominee’s full current curriculum vitae and contact information for the nominee including full name, mailing address, telephone number(s) and email address.
- Provide name and contact information for the nominator(s).
Note: Candidates should be unaware that they have been nominated for this award.
Submit nominations in writing to the address below:
Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award Nominating Committee
c/o Dr. Isra Levy, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Innovation
Canadian Blood Services
1800 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4J5
Submission deadline: May 30, 2019
The nominator of the awardee, and the nominee selected, will be notified by the end of June 2019.
The Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award came into existence in 2002. To date, the Canadian Blood Services Board of Directors has selected the following individuals for this prestigious award:
• Dr. John Bowman, 2002
• Ms. Marie Cutbush Crookston, 2002
• Dr. Morris A. Blajchman, 2003
• Dr. Peter Pinkerton, 2004
• Dr. John Freedman, 2006
• Dr. Hans Messner, 2007
• Mr. Justice Horace Krever, 2008
• Dr. Gail Rock, 2009
• Dr. Victor Blanchette, 2010
• Dr. Allen Eaves and Dr. Connie Eaves, 2011
• Dr. Celso Bianco, 2012
• The Canadian Hemophilia Society, 2013
• Dr. John Dossetor, 2013
• Dr. Gershon Growe, 2014
• Dr. Bruce McManus, 2015
• Dr. David Lillicrap, 2016
• Nancy Heddle, 2017
• André Picard, 2018
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